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Eight New Fire Fighters Road Crash Trained

Eight new Auxiliary Fire Fighters completed four days of intensive Road Crash Rescue Training, conducted by Queensland Fire and Rescue Emergency Services, last week.

The eight new Auxiliary Fire Fighters gathered at Proserpine Fire Station, and travelled from as far afield as Mackay and Moranbah to complete the necessary training.

“This intensive four-day course gives the new Auxiliary Fire Fighters the necessary skills and knowledge to then become very important members of their fire station crews,” explained one of the course Trainers and Proserpine Fire Station Auxiliary Lieutenant, Brian Little.

“And to assist the fire crews in rescuing the public when that all too familiar crash happens in their area.”

Mr Little was joined by two other experienced facilitators, Casey Johnston and Brad Turner, with the training consisting of both theory and practical training, with the trainees performing rescues on multiple crash simulated scenarios, including head on, roll over on roof, and on side plus persons trapped under vehicle.

“All trainees performed to a high standard and their new acquired skills will be a valuable asset to their fire station and community,” Mr Little explained.

1. The eight new Auxiliary Fire Fighters with the course facilitators

2-3 The new Fire Fighters conducting simulated road crash exercises. Photos supplied

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