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FIRE-RESCUE BOAT TRAINING
Saturday, July 2, 2011

 
LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC - The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department Dive Team and Lexington County Emergency Medical Services will conduct training between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28 on Lake Murray near Bundrick Island in order to enhance their ability to safely remove injured persons from the lake and transport them on fire-rescue boats to seek medical treatment.

Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts said the training will include removing dummies from the lake, placing them on back boards and baskets and then hauling the boards and baskets onto fire-rescue boats that are operated by the Sheriff’s Department Lake Murray Marine Patrol. The fire-rescue boats are equipped with doors that can be lowered on the side of the boat in order to minimize the amount of lifting that must be done to load an injured person onto the boat.

Emergency Medical Services personnel and Dive Team members regularly are assigned to work on fire-rescue boats on Lake Murray on weekends and holidays in the summer, Metts said.

The training on Tuesday will be conducted near the Joseph Drew Smith Lake Murray Marine Patrol Headquarters on Bundrick Island, Metts said.

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