Okmulgee County Firefighters Train In Swift Water Rescue

Saturday, September 24th 2016, 9:52 pm
By: News On 6

Okmulgee County Emergency Management sponsored two days of Swift Water Rescue Training for 22 firefighters Friday and Saturday. 

The training was held at Okmulgee Lake and taught the firefighters the "skills necessary to effect safe rescues in high water emergencies," the OCEM stated in a news release. 

The training was held in coordination with Tech ResQ. 

The funding to purchase safety equipment and to conduct the training was provided for by an SLA funding grant from FEMA.

"Over the last several years there are now nearly 50 firefighters trained in our county," said Mark Conklin with OCEM.