Valdosta Fire Training Facility
On Monday, July 9, firefighters from all across Southwest Georgia participated in training to become members of the Georgia Search and Rescue (GSAR) Task Force 2 team. The training was held at the Valdosta Fire Training Facility. The group was evaluated during a physical performance test based on skills they learned during a Confined Space Technical Rescue class.
On Friday, July 6, eight firefighters were tested and on Monday, July 9, twenty-five more participated in the course and testing.
“This is a high demand and disciplined program and a lot of the firefighters out there are leaders within their departments. When they get done they will have 360 hours of training just to get into the program and then they will have the training to keep their certification up,” said Training Division Lt. Justin Ply.