The Oak Ridge Fire Department recently had all three of its Georgia Smoke Diver course graduates working together.
The Georgia Smoke Diver course is a six-day, 60 hour program designed for the experienced firefighter who desires realistic training in self-survival, firefighter rescue, advanced search & rescue, thermal imaging, emergency procedures, teamwork, discipline, team leadership, situational awareness and decision making.
The program condenses and replicates the extreme demands that may be placed on firefighters at any incident. Firefighter/EMT Justin Burch just finished this class and became one of the six Georgia Smoke Divers in the State of Tennessee. He started the class with 46 fellow firefighters and only 16 finished the class.
The City of Oak Ridge Fire Department now has three firefighters who are graduates of this class: Captain/Paramedic Steven London graduated in 2014 and Firefighter/EMT Shay West graduated in 2015.
Thanks to all for their hard work and dedication!