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Caroline Spring Regional Fire school is largest in the state

Caroline County Spring Regional Fire School is the Largest in the State

The 18th Annual Caroline County Spring Regional Fire School was held April 21st and 22nd 2012 at Caroline High School.

This year’s event was the largest ever for Caroline County and the largest in the state for a regional spring fire school. Over 395 students registered for the school, with over 360 participants completing training.

This year, 18 courses were offered in various topics including Firefighting, Emergency Medical Services, Technical Rescue, and Leadership. Participants came from all over the Commonwealth to enhance their skills and knowledge together at this annual training opportunity.

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Commonwealth of Virginia Executive Director of the Department of Fire Programs, Willie G. Shelton, welcomed all participants at the opening ceremonies.

Director Shelton spoke to the emergency responders about the critical nature of the work they perform and the importance of continued training to sharpen those skill sets.

Also present at the Spring Regional Fire School Opening Ceremonies were Caroline County Board of Supervisors Vice-Chairman, Floyd Thomas and West Caroline District member Jeff Black.

Over 400 hours of training were presented. The knowledge and skills gained from this Regional Fire School will save the lives of both fire and rescue personnel, and citizens, not only from Caroline County but across the Commonwealth.

For more information, contact the Department of Fire-Rescue & Emergency Management at (804) 633-9831.

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