DCFD ALIRT team to improve low retention numbers for volunteer firefighters in Kentucky

  • Source: The Owensboro Times
  • Published: 08/27/2019 12:00 AM

The Daviess County Fire Department has implemented a new program that officials say will be better for both firefighters and the community. The Daviess County Advanced Large Incident Response Team (ALIRT) will help to reduce firefighter injuries, heat exhaustion and fatigue during large incidents, and will give firefighters the chance to work alongside colleagues from various departments across the county. According to DCFD, ALIRT team members will be alerted via a separate tone on their pagers when large-scale emergency incidents require their services. When requested and available, team members will gather their home department-issued gear and respond in a non-emergency fashion, county-wide, to assist the initial responders in the mitigation and stabilization of the incident.


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