Ben Hillyer | The Natchez Democrat — Kingston volunteer firefighter James Young searches for his wtaer hose during a fire rescue exercise Monday evening.
Ben Hillyer | The Natchez Democrat — Kingston volunteer firefighter James Young searches for his wtaer hose during a fire rescue exercise Monday evening.

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Photo feature: Life and death lessons at fire rescue classes

Published 12:01am Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Ben Hillyer / The Natchez Democrat — It didn’t take long for Adams County volunteer firefighters James Young and Maryanne Ray to find out how long it could take to follow a fire hose back to safety in a structure fire filled with heat and smoke. The two only had 60 seconds, but took longer than that on their first try during a firefighter self-rescue class exercise at the Kingston Volunteer Fire Station Monday night. With her face covered and her gear on, Ray used only her hands to follow the hose during the exercise given by Mississippi Fire Academy adjunct instructor Darryl Smith, above left.
Ben Hillyer / The Natchez Democrat — It didn’t take long for Adams County volunteer firefighters James Young and Maryanne Ray to find out how long it could take to follow a fire hose back to safety in a structure fire filled with heat and smoke. The two only had 60 seconds, but took longer than that on their first try during a firefighter self-rescue class exercise at the Kingston Volunteer Fire Station Monday night. With her face covered and her gear on, Ray used only her hands to follow the hose during the exercise given by Mississippi Fire Academy adjunct instructor Darryl Smith, above left.

 

Ben Hillyer / The Natchez Democrat — Young tries to get out of a simulated tangle that the instructor used during the exercise.
Ben Hillyer / The Natchez Democrat — Young tries to get out of a simulated tangle that the instructor used during the exercise.

 

Ben Hillyer / The Natchez Democrat — Smith shows firefighters how to tell which direction they are going when following a hose by feeling the hose connections.
Ben Hillyer / The Natchez Democrat — Smith shows firefighters how to tell which direction they are going when following a hose by feeling the hose connections.

 

 

  • http://www.natchezdemocrat.com khakirat

    Why isn’t the fire department rescue not with the EMTs’ as AMR together when all accidents fires, and rescue as other towns in Ms.?? I saw in the ND that this money was in the tille or escrow but this hasn’t went into action for some years -NOW WHATS GOING ON HERE?? This will certainly save lifes as that of the county getting our 2 fire stations built one in the north and one in the south of the county and also save the homes as well as the lot!! ND the people would like to know!!