Five personnel from Pettis County Fire Protection District attended swift water rescue training in Eureka this past weekend.
Pettis County Fire Chief Mike Harding said “I am very proud of them for enduring this vigorous training. A total of 24 training hours were completed Saturday from 8:30 a.m., to 11:30 p.m., and Sunday from 8:30 a.m., to 4 p.m., with very few breaks.”

The training was conducted on the Meramac River in Eureka.

Personnel from Pettis County included Lt. Chris Iuchs, Lt. Rodney Iuchs, Lt. Bill Twenter, Firefighter David Auxier and Chief Mike Harding.

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According to a facebook post by Trident Rescue, LLC, “Congratulations to the newest group certified in Swiftwater Vehicle Rescue. We had a blast with the PFD Warrior crew this weekend at Swiftwater Vehicle Rescue class. We’re so grateful that they traveled to teach first responders in our area new ways to save lives. These guys bring great knowledge and passion when it comes to water rescue training and we can’t wait to have them back next year. A special shout out and thank you to Eureka Fire for the hospitality and allowing us to use the training center and firehouse.”

--Photo credit: Trident Rescue

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