Regional Fire School


Training on several topics

By Sarah Hawley - shawley@aimmediamidwest.com



Firefighters take part in the propane gas emergencies class. (Photo by Gary Coleman)

Firefighters take part in the propane gas emergencies class. (Photo by Gary Coleman)


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Fire Marshal Jeff Hussey speaks during the opening ceremony of the 2019 Hocking Valley Regional Fire School.


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Honorary Deans Clarence Atherton (third from left) and Bob Wood (fourth from left) are pictured with fire school co-chairs Tim Sands (left) and Derek Miller (right), State Fire Marshal Jeff Hussey (second from left) and State Rep. Jay Edwards (second from right).


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The planning committee consisted of Brody Davis, Danny Davis, Donny Tillis, David Neigler, Tommy Werry, Bryan McCollum, Cheri McCollum, Peggy Stephens, Chuck Stephens, Aaron Oliphant, Gary Holter, Elmer Newell, and Marvin Taylor. Derek Miller and Tim Sands Co-Chaired the school.


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State Rep. Jay Edwards speaks during the opening ceremony of the 2019 Hocking Valley Regional Fire School as Fire Marshal Jeff Hussey and co-chairs of the school from 2019 Derek Miller and Tim Sands look on.


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Honorary Deans Bob Wood (left) and Clarence Atherton (right) are pictured with their wives during the opening ceremony.


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Derek Miller, one of the co-chairs of the 2019 Hocking Valley Regional Fire School, speaks during the opening ceremony.


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Fire School co-chairman Tim Sands presents a plaque to honorary dean Bob Wood.


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Co-chairman Derek Miller presents a plaque to honorary dean Clarence Atherton.


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ROCKSPRINGS — Firefighters from around the area recently attended the 2019 Hocking Valley Regional Fire School held at Meigs High School.

The fire school was organized by a local planning committee and included training on several topics.

Twenty-two departments attended, including Pomeroy, Racine, Syracuse, Rutland, Chester, Bashan, Tuppers Plains, Olive Township, Middleport, Columbia Township, Scipio Township, Gallia County District 2, Vinton, Richland Area, Carthage Township, The Plains, Hamden, Zaleski, New Haven, Hamilton Township, Scioto Township and Meigs County EMS.

Training topics included Propane Gas Emergencies, Fire and EMS refreshers, Traffic Incident Management, Thermal Imaging Cameras, First In Engine Company Tactics and Forcible Entry Methods, and Junior Firefighter Skills.

The planning committee consisted of Brody Davis, Danny Davis, Donny Tillis, David Neigler, Tommy Werry, Bryan McCollum, Cheri McCollum, Peggy Stephens, Chuck Stephens, Aaron Oliphant, Gary Holter, Elmer Newell, and Marvin Taylor. Derek Miller and Tim Sands Co-Chaired the school.

“The school was a great success thanks to the support of our students, instructors, staff and sponsors. This year we had approximately 90 students taking classes covering a wide range of topics. Our hope is that the students take the information learned back to their departments, which will enable our area first responders to better serve their respective communities,” stated Miller.

Four long-time local firemen were honored during the opening ceremony of the 2019 Hocking Valley Regional Fire School, serving as Honorary Deans for the event.

Honorary deans were Clarence Atherton, Jim Gaston, Ray Midkiff, and Bob Wood. Atherton and Wood were in attendance for the opening ceremony and were presented plaques, as well as recognition from State Rep. Jay Edwards.

Firefighters take part in the propane gas emergencies class. (Photo by Gary Coleman)
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2019/09/web1_9.18-Fire-School-1.jpgFirefighters take part in the propane gas emergencies class. (Photo by Gary Coleman) Gary Coleman | Courtesy

Fire Marshal Jeff Hussey speaks during the opening ceremony of the 2019 Hocking Valley Regional Fire School.
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2019/09/web1_9.18-Fire-School-12.jpgFire Marshal Jeff Hussey speaks during the opening ceremony of the 2019 Hocking Valley Regional Fire School. Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

Honorary Deans Clarence Atherton (third from left) and Bob Wood (fourth from left) are pictured with fire school co-chairs Tim Sands (left) and Derek Miller (right), State Fire Marshal Jeff Hussey (second from left) and State Rep. Jay Edwards (second from right).
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2019/09/web1_9.18-Fire-School-2.jpgHonorary Deans Clarence Atherton (third from left) and Bob Wood (fourth from left) are pictured with fire school co-chairs Tim Sands (left) and Derek Miller (right), State Fire Marshal Jeff Hussey (second from left) and State Rep. Jay Edwards (second from right). Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

The planning committee consisted of Brody Davis, Danny Davis, Donny Tillis, David Neigler, Tommy Werry, Bryan McCollum, Cheri McCollum, Peggy Stephens, Chuck Stephens, Aaron Oliphant, Gary Holter, Elmer Newell, and Marvin Taylor. Derek Miller and Tim Sands Co-Chaired the school.
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2019/09/web1_9.18-Fire-School-3.jpgThe planning committee consisted of Brody Davis, Danny Davis, Donny Tillis, David Neigler, Tommy Werry, Bryan McCollum, Cheri McCollum, Peggy Stephens, Chuck Stephens, Aaron Oliphant, Gary Holter, Elmer Newell, and Marvin Taylor. Derek Miller and Tim Sands Co-Chaired the school. Derek Miller | Courtesy

State Rep. Jay Edwards speaks during the opening ceremony of the 2019 Hocking Valley Regional Fire School as Fire Marshal Jeff Hussey and co-chairs of the school from 2019 Derek Miller and Tim Sands look on.
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2019/09/web1_9.18-Fire-School-4.jpgState Rep. Jay Edwards speaks during the opening ceremony of the 2019 Hocking Valley Regional Fire School as Fire Marshal Jeff Hussey and co-chairs of the school from 2019 Derek Miller and Tim Sands look on. Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

Honorary Deans Bob Wood (left) and Clarence Atherton (right) are pictured with their wives during the opening ceremony.
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2019/09/web1_9.18-Fire-School-5.jpgHonorary Deans Bob Wood (left) and Clarence Atherton (right) are pictured with their wives during the opening ceremony. Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

Derek Miller, one of the co-chairs of the 2019 Hocking Valley Regional Fire School, speaks during the opening ceremony.
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2019/09/web1_9.18-Fire-School-6.jpgDerek Miller, one of the co-chairs of the 2019 Hocking Valley Regional Fire School, speaks during the opening ceremony. Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

Fire School co-chairman Tim Sands presents a plaque to honorary dean Bob Wood.
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2019/09/web1_9.18-Fire-School-7.jpgFire School co-chairman Tim Sands presents a plaque to honorary dean Bob Wood. Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

Co-chairman Derek Miller presents a plaque to honorary dean Clarence Atherton.
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2019/09/web1_9.18-Fire-School-8.jpgCo-chairman Derek Miller presents a plaque to honorary dean Clarence Atherton. Sarah Hawley | Sentinel
Training on several topics

By Sarah Hawley

shawley@aimmediamidwest.com

Sarah Hawley is the managing editor of The Daily Sentinel.

Sarah Hawley is the managing editor of The Daily Sentinel.