Oneonta Fire and Rescue brings training back home







Last month, five firefighters with the Oneonta Fire and Rescue Service (OFRS) attended a vehicle and machinery extrication class with the Alabama Fire College in Tuscaloosa. After the course, the firefighters brought back what they had learned to Blount County. On Friday, Saturday, and Tuesday, OFRS conducted their own class in Oneonta offering to teach other departments in surrounding communities. According to Chief Arthur Willis, the class focused on teaching techniques to stabilize vehicles and machinery and then safely remove victims. Firefighters Zach Page, Andrew Gargus, Kyle Dodd, Dalton Teal, and Lt. Les Loggins attended the class in Tuscaloosa. – Nicole Singleton

Last month, five firefighters with the Oneonta Fire and Rescue Service (OFRS) attended a vehicle and machinery extrication class with the Alabama Fire College in Tuscaloosa. After the course, the firefighters brought back what they had learned to Blount County. On Friday, Saturday, and Tuesday, OFRS conducted their own class in Oneonta offering to teach other departments in surrounding communities. According to Chief Arthur Willis, the class focused on teaching techniques to stabilize vehicles and machinery and then safely remove victims. Firefighters Zach Page, Andrew Gargus, Kyle Dodd, Dalton Teal, and Lt. Les Loggins attended the class in Tuscaloosa. – Nicole Singleton