Malvern Daily Record

Malvern firefighte­rs complete swiftwater training

- Special to the MDR

Chief Jeremy Harper of the Malvern Fire Department announced Wednesday that several Malvern firefighte­rs completed swiftwater training.

“Our crews have been working hard to better serve our community and visitors to the area,” Harper said.

He explained that some firefighte­rs competed swiftwater technician level training in Texas.

Captain Carter Greathouse, Lt. Taylor Culbreath, and Lt. Travis Jones received training about boat operations and removing patients from submerged vehicles.

Hoseman Zach Wacaster and Firefighte­r David Hankle traveled to Missouri to receive their initial swiftwater technician training.

“This consisted of multiple ‘Go’ based scenarios, including night operations,” Harper said.

Swiftwater technician­s are able to make the swim-based water rescues, which are the most dangerous. This is the highest level of surface water rescue training, Harper explained.

All current members of the MFD are trained to the technician level.

Harper also commended the firefighte­rs for their “continued hard work.”

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