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Volunteers learn best ways to free crash victims
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Area personnel completed a Georgia Emergency Management Agency crash victim extrication course at Lake George Fire Department
The 16-hour course was offered Feb. 23-24 to train students how to free people from wrecked vehicles in life or limb threatening situations. They were taught the use of various hand and power tools along with points of vulnerability in vehicles.
Graduates were Margie and Stephanie Strickland, Gary A. Lewis Jr., Terry Kimmel, Jason R. Welchert, Russell Jones, Patrick V. Johnson, Christeena Thomas, James F. Edwards and Nicholas DeLoach of the Lake George Fire Department, Hubert R. Anderson, Christine Bustle, Pamela L. Roysdon, Christy Hamlin and Owen Kingsley of the Gum Branch FD, Ronald Boccio, Sheila and Earl H. McGinley Sr. of the Riceboro FD, Jamal Kinney, Jimmy E. Thomas, David Whitmore and Jessica Thomas of the Walthourville FD, Jonathan L. Davis, Timothy J. Stone and Patrick Edwards of the Midway FD, Richard Cole, Charles Helton, James Bates, Donald Couch, Eric Little, Marta E. Cuevas and Markus J. Poertner of the Hinesville FD, Sheri Reddicks of Liberty-Hinesville EMA, Dave Rancourt of U.S. Coast Guard, David Parker, Andrew S. Groover, Perry A. Rhoden Jr., James R. English and Nicholas English of the Long County FD.
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