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Lexington County Fire Service Hosts NYFD Rescue 5
On Tuesday, November 19th, Lexington County Fire Service hosted the Remembrance Rescue Project by having Rescue 5 from New York City on display at the Fire Training Center. The Remembrance Rescue Project was created by firefighters to restore, preserve and share Rescue 5 as an education tool, historical artifact, and memorial. The Project involving former FDNY Rescue 5 is an education effort focused at society, especially youngsters who were too young to actually understand the events of September 11th and what that day means to members of the fire service and the country as a whole. The Project strives to keep the memories alive of those lost on September 11th and all firefighters killed in the line of duty every year. Rescue 5 responded to the World Trade Center on 9/11 with 11 firefighters assigned to the truck. Rescue 5 is currently being driven around the country stopping at fire departments to facilitate 9/11 educational programming, memorials and remembrance events. For additional information from please visit the website http://remembrance.co/.
Firefighter Recruit School Graduates Ninth Class
The Lexington County Fire Service is proud to announce the graduation of the ninth class of its Firefighter Recruit School. The graduation was held at the Lexington Municipal Conference Center on November 8, 2013. Twenty-four graduating recruits were recognized.
Firefighter Recruit School 13-01 began instruction in August at the County Fire Training Center. Instructors and mentors from the Fire Service conducted the training over a fourteen-week period. The recruit firefighters were trained and certified in various realms of firefighting, hazardous materials, emergency medical care and fire apparatus operations. Recruits not only learned the technical aspects of firefighting but also were trained in physical fitness, teamwork and leadership skills which prepared them for success in their fire service careers.
Welcome and congratulations to the Lexington County Fire Service Recruit Class 13-01. Graduates include: Brandon Bargaheiser (Honor Graduate and Class Leader), Gary Coyle, Michael Pfeiffer, John Beasley, Nicolas Emasie, Mario Griffin, Matthew Howard, Michael Klawer, Joseph Knight, Joe Leeks, Chastin Lockhart, Douglas Mackey, Andrew Massey (Physical Fitness Award), Daniel Mazzone, Jody McCraw, Gary Merrill, Shanon Middleton, Hunter Poston, Eric Reed, Michael Roberson, Michael Ross, Eric Shirley, David Shumpert (Academic Award) and Jeffery Williams.
2013 Lexington County MDA Boot Drive Raises $33,593.96
On October 2 - 4, firefighters from Lexington County Fire Service took part in the annual MDA boot drive to raise funds to battle Muscular Dystrophy. Lexington County firefighters collected $33,593.96 at major intersections across Lexington County during this three-day event. This money will be used to help families in the Midlands living with this neuromuscular disease. Thanks to those who participated to help find a cure for this disease, as well as providing these families with lifesaving services including visits to the MDA clinic, flu shots, assistance with repairs to medical equipment, and MDA summer camp.
Recent Fire Service News from The County Scoop
Excerpts from The County Scoop, October 2013
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