HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Towns County Fire and Rescue conducted an exercise at the former Recreation Center in Hiawassee on Monday, Oct. 1. The drill included a high-rise rescue training, fire suppression techniques with attack lines, and a “Mayday” scenario simulating a downed firefighter. Ladder 6, Engine 1 and 2, and Tanker 1 and 2 were on scene. Dozens of firefighters and support staff participated in the drill.
“It went very well,” Towns County Fire Chief Harold Copeland said, “I’m very proud of the job the crews did. We have station meetings monthly, with county-wide meetings at the end of each month, and this exercise corresponded with the subject matter.”
Towns County Fire and Rescue consists of six stations strategically located throughout the county. Station 1 in Hiawassee, and Station 2 in Young Harris, are manned weekdays during business hours throughout the year. Towns County, however, relies on a dedicated team of volunteer firefighters whom respond to calls of distress day or night.