On January 31st, the Carroll County Rescue Squad concluded a weeklong Basic Extrication class with 14 volunteers from across the county. This training culminated with a day spent learning and practicing hand-on skills at 22 Auto Salvage in Huntingdon. Participants represented a wide variety of agencies including the Carroll County Rescue Squad, Terry Volunteer Fire Department, McLemoresville Fire Department, Atwood Fire Department, Huntingdon Fire Department, and Carroll County Emergency Medical Responders. Participants learned safety procedures and techniques to assist injured and trapped individuals after motor vehicle accidents. Instructors included Curt Taylor, Tim Bennett, and Larry Jarnagin of the Carroll County Rescue Squad, as well as David Tuck of the Benton County Rescue Squad. Both Curt Taylor and David Tuck are state certified Tennessee Association of Rescue Squad Rescue College instructors and travel extensively, offering instruction to first responders and emergency personnel across the state. The Carroll County Rescue Squad currently has 40 active members. In 2020, they responded to 45 incidents, including 21 vehicle accidents, 19 medical emergencies, and various water, fire, and search requests for assistance. Volunteers contributed over 800 hours to training and drove over 3,800 miles in their mission to serve the people of Carroll County. For additional information, pictures, and to keep up with upcoming events, please see the Carroll County Rescue Squad Facebook page.
September 21, 2023