ROCHESTER, Minn. - Saturday and Sunday, 300 area firefighters are participating in the Minnesota State Fire/EMS/Rescue School. It's coordinated and sponnsored by Riverland Community College and in cooperation with Rochester Community and Technical College and Rochester Convention and Visitor's Bureau.
Firefighters took part in a variety of courses and trainings at the Heintz Center and Regional Public Safety Training Tower.
Kasson Fire Department Training Officer Curtis Alexander participated in a search and rescue training. "It's important to train constantly because we're volunteers, we don't do this on a daily basis so training is really where we get most of our action in but hopefully someday when someone needs us, we can use that training and it will be flawless," he says.
- Area firefighters train at Minnesota State Fire/EMS/Rescue School
- Fire, EMS, and rescue school keep firefighters' skills sharp
- EMS conference keeps area EMS providers informed
- Rochester Firefighters trained on elevator rescue
- Firefighters dive in for water rescue training
- Firefighters learning technical rope rescue training
- New firefighter training
- High school students participate in firefighter training
- Rochester Fire Department trains for water rescues
- Firefighters practice grain bin rescues