Lauds “Saving Our Own” program

Issue 1 and Volume 151.

Lauds “Saving Our Own” program Eddie Buchanan Lieutenant Hanover (VA) Fire Department I would like to thank Fire Engineering and the instructors at the Illinois Fire Service Institute for the “Saving Our Own” program. We learned about the course through friends in the Midwest and saw the presentation at FDIC last year. We were lucky enough to have Dave Clark, Rick Lasky, and Tom Shervino come to our department to deliver the 16-hour version of the program to instructors and firefighters from all over the local metro area. No doubt, this program will save a firefighter`s life somewhere down the road. All firefighters sooner or later will get in a “pinch.” How well they are trained to handle the situation will dictate whether they live or die. This course provides the skills and confidence every firefighter needs to overcome obstacles when faced with them. The bottom line is they teach…

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