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OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) -
When serious car accidents happen, usually the first people to arrive
are firefighters. They not only beat back flames, but save lives as
well. In order to do that, they have to be well trained. Wednesday in
Ocean Springs, that training was put to the test.
The dispatch call came with a sense of urgency. Fire trucks arrived at the accident scene, with one car on fire, and a person trapped inside. The flames were extinguished, and the attention turned to saving the victim. The patient was tended to, and then gently moved away.
How important are the lessons learned here?
"Very important," Battalion Chief Crispus Medley explained, "because that way the men don't have to learn on the job when time is critical, and they don't have to think about small things. They just have to look at the big picture and take care of the scene and the life safety issues."
Even though it's an exercise, it's also much more than that, according to Fire Lieutenant Brad Chennault.
"It is real life. There is a possibility of our firefighters getting hurt, so we do have a safety officer on scene, overlooking the actual activities that go on," Chennault said.
An important part of this training exercise was the rendering of medical care. It's critical, before, during and after a rollover accident that the victims receive the proper attention.
Lieutenant Michael Willis oversees that part of the operation.
"Well, when we get on the scene, we want to make sure the patient is stable," Willis explained. "We don't want them to be worse off after we get done handling them. And we want to provide the top medical care because we don't want it to turn into a recovery instead of trying to help someone."
The Ocean Springs Fire Department conducts several of these training exercises every year.
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