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The Logan County Firefighters Association will hold its annual fire school September 5-7 at Chapmanville Regional High School. Registration will begin at 5 p.m. Fri., September 5 for the Core Rescue Curriculum class. This class requires attendance all three days.

Other classes to be offered beginning Sat., September 6 includes Traffic Incident Management (TIMS), rural fire department operations, emergency response to natural gas emergencies, clandestine meth lab awareness and operations, forensic and emergency scene photography, volunteer fire department management, motor vehicle fires, new vehicle technology, ethanol fire hazards and response, intensive firefighter survival and Project Lifesaver.

Project Lifesaver is the premier Search & Rescue (SAR) program specifically designed for “At Risk” individuals who are prone to the life threatening behavior of wandering.

The primary mission of Project Lifesaver is to provide timely response to save lives and reduce potential injury for adults and children who wander due to Alzheimer’s, autism, and other related conditions or disorders.

There are three key components that make up the Project Lifesaver program: teaching SAR techniques, providing a basic understanding of dementia, Alzheimer’s, Autism, and other cognitive conditions, giving Project Lifesaver certified first responders the tools to assess and effectively manage the safe and comfortable return of the “At Risk” individual and the application of the appropriate tracking technology.

One day classes are offered for $30 and two day classes are $60. Preregistration for fire departments is recommended, however participants can register the day of the classes.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided on Saturday and Sunday.

The school is sponsored by the Logan County Commission, West Virginia University Fire Service Extension and the West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s office in addition to the fire association.

All classes meet training requirements of the State Fire Marshal’s office and many carry CEU credits. For more information, contact George Hill at 304-239-3311 or Tommy Crisp at 304-369-1947.

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