On 5/20/2017 members of Sheridan Fire-Rescue, Goose Valley Fire, Big Horn Fire, Story Fire, and Rocky Mountain Ambulance participated in a “quarterly drill” on swift water rescue. Agency members practiced swift water swimming techniques, throw bag rescues, swimming “live bait” rescues, tension line crossings, and other water rescue techniques. All agencies have spent the past month reviewing swift water rescue techniques and systems and the training on the 20th was a chance to put those skills to use.
All fire districts in Sheridan County are invited to participate in these drills and the turn out for swift water rescue was 30-40 participants.
Attached pictures show rescuers using throw bags to try to reach a swimmer.