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Firefighter training course offered this week in Halfway

June 23, 2008

The Cumberland Valley Volunteer Fireman's Association is sponsoring a "Helping Everyone Go Home" training course Friday and Saturday at the Volunteer Fire Co. of Halfway.

Classes include "Watch Out Behind You," "Drive to Survive" and an overview of Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute firefighter health and safety.

This training weekend will conclude the 2008 Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival week.

The "Watch Out Behind You" course was developed with the support of the U.S. Fire Administration and the U.S. Department of Justice. It was produced in response to the overwhelming demands for an operational level course on highway incident scene safety.

"Drive to Survive" is a training program designed to teach members that no matter how long they have been driving, or how good they think they are, there are limits to the safe operation of an emergency apparatus or personal vehicle.

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The firefighter health and safety overview will review safety as an attitude, developing a health and safety program, laws, standards and regulations, health maintenance and physical fitness, stress, emergency scene safety and safety investing.

For more information, call Greg Yost, third vice president of the Cumberland Valley Volunteer Fireman's Association, at 240-329-6202.

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