March 6, 2014
If your house is burning or you suffer a Roanoke Car Accident Injury, one of the first people who will offer you assistance will be an emergency responder. But it is difficult to keep enough of these highly trained individuals on staff, which leaves many municipalities to depend on volunteers to get the job done.
Recently, 14 volunteers graduated from the Roanoke County Fire Academy. According to an article from WSLS 10 News, the ceremony took place at 6:30 p.m. yesterday at the South County Library.
Took reach the achievements needed to graduate, each of the volunteers had to undergo more than 200 hours of training over the last 20 weeks. Some of the topics that were covered include search and rescue, ventilation, construction, emergency care, and hazardous material operations. Each of the volunteers were then tested on the skills they learned during a live-burn exercise that was held at the Roanoke Valley Regional Fire & EMS Training Center.
A total of 11 of the volunteers will offer services in Roanoke County, while the remainder of the graduates will work in Bedford County.
The Roanoke Personal Injury Lawyers with Skolrood Law Firm understand the risks and sacrifices these volunteers face each day while on the job and applaud the efforts they are making in order to give back to the community.