Firefighters attend Firefighter Safety and Survival Training
Volunteer Firefighters from the St. Amant Volunteer Fire Department recently completed an 8-hour training session in Firefighter Safety and Survival, according to Chief Officer James E. LeBlanc.
"The purpose of the Firefighter Safety and Survival Course is to ensure that Volunteer Firefighters in Ascension Parish understand the proper MAYDAY operations between all Volunteer Firefighters, Company Officers and Chief Officers of the St. Amant Volunteer Fire Department," stated LeBlanc in a news release.
"Volunteer Firefighters must continue to be trained to perform potentially life-saving actions if they become lost, disoriented, injured, trapped or even low on air while inside of a burning structure," stated LeBlanc.
The following members of the St. Amant Volunteer Fire Department completed the 8-hour training session held in Ascension Parish and hosted by the Ascension Parish Fire Dist. #1: Firefighter Broc Poche, Asst. Chief Josh Wingerter, Firefighter Josh Rushing, Sgt. Greg Swanson, Asst. Chief Shane Rojas and Firefighter Ryan Moran. Not pictured is Lt. Eric Hughes who also completed the course.
"The St. Amant Volunteer Fire Department also recognized Firefighter Grant Harris for the December 2017 'Firefighter of the Month,'" stated LeBlanc. "Firefighter Harris performed CPR on a medical response in the St. Amant Community that gave a local resident the chance to breathe a little longer to be with family members. Firefighter Harris was recognized not only by the local family members for his dedicated efforts, but also by his Volunteer Firefighters that were on the call with him that day.
"We are very proud of the dedicated training hours and response that Firefighter Grant Harris continues to give our community and Parish."
The St. Amant Volunteer Fire Department has continued to recognized a community “Firefighter of the Month” for the past twenty years.