Gwinnett Firefighters Train at Six Flags

Gwinnett County firefighters were among public safety workers training for “swiftwater emergencies at Six Flags Over Georgia, reports¬†

“The Thunder River attraction offers a fun place to play for park patrons, but it also mimics many of the turbulent waters that rescuers respond to each year,” said Capt. Tommy Rutledge, spokesman for the fire department, in a news release. “Swiftwater emergencies are among the most hazardous types of rescue situations that firefighters are faced with. The often unforgiving and turbulent waters can be deadly to people who are unsuspecting.”

The training resulted from a partnership with Six Flags and fire agencies around the metro Atlanta area.

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