Colleton County Fire-Rescue


On November 12 & 13, 2009, Fire-Rescue personnel participated in rapid intervention training at Station 19.  The training was taught by Captain Scott Feather, Battalion Chief Marty Stallings and personnel from Saint Andrews Fire Department.  The course consists of classroom instruction as well as intense hands on evolutions.  Personnel are taught how to free themselves from a variety of hazards.  Day 1 consists of firefighter rescue and the practical evolutions involve firefighters entering an eight foot long box lined with 200 feet of wires.  Firefighters must make their way to the opposite end of the box, use a tool to breach a sheetrock wall, and then extricate themselves through a 14.5" by 20" hole.  Students also learned three different techniques for extricating themselves through a breached wall.  Days 2 and 3 will involve rescuing a downed firefighter and rapid intervention team operations along with a final scenario that encompasses all the skills learned.

The training is a curriculum from the Fire Department Training Network.