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Dec. 6 - Glynn County Firefighters Conduct Training Exercises

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Brunswick Business Journal Staff Report

December 6, 2018 - Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) specialists with Glynn County Fire Department (GCFD) took part in training drills using five hundred gallons of diesel fuel, set ablaze in an open field. Eleven members of the department journeyed to the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth, Georgia, for a two-day training on November 19-20.


"ARFF personnel are given the basic and advanced knowledge, skills and confidence needed to safely control and extinguish flammable liquids fires,” James Hopkins of the Glynn County Fire Department observed. Other topics included tactics for modes of attack, as well as discussions and demonstrations of different types of extinguishing agents that could be deployed during aircraft emergencies.

All eleven GCFD participants hold current Georgia ARFF state certification. Requirements mandate at least 24 hours of training in specific issues related to aviation fires. “All of ours members go way beyond the required standard every year,” Hopkins said.

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