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Emergency personnel complete training
Rescue Specialist class 031
Search and rescue course participants pose for a group photo. - photo by Photo provided.
Thirty-five firefighters and emergency personnel from 10 regional agencies completed a search and rescue course through the Georgia Emergency Management Agency last month. The 14-hour course was conducted in Riceboro at the Coastal EMC on April 17-18.
According to the GEMA Web site, the course covers unit organization, search and rescue techniques (ground and water), map and compass reading, and basic rope tying and knots. Participants who complete the course are eligible for continuing education credit hours.
“This training enhances our local skills in lifesaving techniques that can be use in natural or man-made disaster and emergency situations,” Liberty County EMA Director Mike Hodges said in a release. “These people are commended for their contribution to providing a safer community within which to live.”


From the Riceboro Fire Department:
Ronald Boccio    
Dennis Fitzgerald
Earl McGinley
Sheila McGinley
Chad Relaford

From the Walthourville Fire Department:
Ivan Costas
Olivia Jones
Scott Jones

From the Lake George Fire Department:    
Kyle Belanger
Betty Edwards
James Edwards
Kent Jones
Gary A Lewis Jr.
Ken Whiteley

From the Ludowici/Long County Fire Department:
Tyler Hall
Perry Rhoden Jr.
Christopher Stanfield

From the Midway Fire Department:
Jeffery Bowen
Terrell Chipp
Patrick Edwards
Holly Johnson
Phillip Kramer

From the Hunter Fire Department:
Karl Chen
Brandon Roschewski

From the Fleming Fire Department:
Eugene Ashcraft
Linda Ashcraft
Bart Eaton
Debbie Eaton
Shannon Willis

From the Eastern District Fire Department:
Steven Amason
Sabrina Bell
Andrew Martin
William Wentz

From the Liberty County EMA:
Larry Logan

From the Port Wentworth Fire Department:    
Joseph Rowland
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