Firefighters Instruct Students On Rope Rescue
Daniel Morgan Technology Center
The Daniel Morgan Fire and Emergency Services Program recently had a great experience as instructor, Brian Mullinax enlisted the cooperation of the Cowpens Fire department. The Cowpens Fire representatives provided students the opportunity to participate in a Rope Rescue Training session. The following students are pictured as they took an active part in the Rope Rescue Training: Harley Rose, Tristan Parker, and Cody Horne. Mr. Mullinax would like to thank not only the Cowpens Fire Department, but also all local Departments that continually share their time and skills with his program.
MVA With SCHP Trooper Trapped
Tuesday September 18th, 2012 Cowpens Engine 2 and Rescue 1 responded to a call of a motor vehicle accident with injuries on Interstate 85 at the 83 mile marker. Additional comments added that a SC Highway Patrol Trooper had lost control of his vehicle which exited the Interestate, flipping several times. The patrol car came to rest on the I83 N acceleration ramp. Upon arrival crews stabilized the car and began to extricated the trooper by removing the driver's side of the car. After this was completed the trooper was then removed from the vehicle. Fire crews then stoodby for a short time for traffic control during the investigation. The Departments thoughts and prayers are with the trooper and family during his recovery.
Cowpens Firefighters Sponsor MDA Camp Ice Cream Supper
Cowpens Firemen made the trek to the Pleasant Ridge Camp & Retreat Center in Marietta, SC to provide an ice cream supper to MDA Campers. The Cowpens Fire Department sponsored their first ever activity at the camp and was touted as a great success. The Muscular Dystrophy Association coordinates the camp for children suffering from this disease. The camp is considered by most campers as the best time they have all year long. Firefighters routinely assist with the camp and most meals are provided by local fire departments. This years trip was humbling and eye opening to all the firefighters who attended. This camp is one of a kind and the Cowpens Fire Department is already considering more was to become involved with such a great event. Firefighter Blandon Yeargin from Cowpens also sponsored a child for camp and participated as the chaperone for this individual.
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Firefighters Conduct Mock Confined Space Drill At
On Thursday September 6th, 2012 Cowpens Firefighters converged on Bericap, a international plastic bottle closure manufacturer with a plant located in Cowpens, SC. Crews conducted a mock confined space rescue from a 70' vertical storage silo. Upon arrival crews were briefed about a simulated worker who was preforming a routine inspection of the empty silo and was found unconsious, with an estimated downtime of 10 minutes. A quick assesment team made the ascent to the top of the silo carrying equipment to begin air monitoring, and equipment hoisting. Crews then began to haul up the necessary rescue equipment needed including: tripod, ventilation fans, supplied air breathing apparatus, and rigging equipment.
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