featured Teamwork training Messenger photo by John Halley Nov 19, 2020 Nov 19, 2020 0 Facebook Twitter WhatsApp SMS Email Print Save Whenever the Fire Department gets an emergency call, they have to be prepared for anything. The call may be a false alarm or a minor fire or traffic accident. Sometimes an accident can involve multiple vehicles and major injuries. This type of situation is when firefighters’ hands-on training come in to practice. Last week Athens, Nelsonville, Rome, and Portsmouth Fire Departments got together for an extensive training session using hydraulic rescue tools to rescue crash victims entrapped in their vehicles. They used cutters, spreaders, and reciprocating saws to remove doors, roofs, and anything that might entrap a victim. Instructors from Genesis Rescue System noted that many newer cars use much stronger steel in door frames and roofs. Athens F.D. has the latest equipment which is more powerful, lighter weight, and completely portable. Area firefighters go to many difficult emergency situations every day. Training strengthens their ability to handle each emergency. Messenger photo by John Halley Facebook Twitter WhatsApp SMS Email Print Save × Post a comment as Emoticons [smile] [beam] [wink] [sad] [cool] [innocent] [rolleyes] [whistling] [lol] [huh] [tongue] [love] [sleeping] [yawn] [unsure] [angry] [blink] [crying] [ohmy] [scared] [sleep] [sneaky] [tongue_smile] [thumbdown] [thumbup] [censored] [happybirthday] [ban] [spam] [offtopic] [batman] [ninja] [pirate] [alien] Comment Text Cancel Post comment × Your comment has been submitted. × Report Cancel Report Abuse ×Reported ×There was a problem reporting this. × Watch this discussion. Stop watching this discussion. Watch this discussion Get an email notification whenever someone contributes to the discussion Notifications from this discussion will be disabled. Cancel Start watching Stop watching (0) comments Welcome to the discussion. Log In Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Post a comment Watch this discussion. Stop watching this discussion. Trending Now Athens County upgraded to "red" Level 3 on Public Health Advisory System Land transfers Land transfers Nelsonville man arrested in drug trafficking investigation 'See ya next year:' Burrow injury derails Bengals season Latest e-Edition The Athens Messenger To view our latest e-Edition click the image on the left.