Flintville VFR

Lincoln County Volunteer Fire Rescue crew members pause for a photo during the recent water training at Cowley Bridge on the Elk River. Flintville VFR hosted the training for all Lincoln County stations.

Flintville Fire Rescue hosted a training exercise on the Elk River Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Cowley Bridge in Kelso.

Many other Lincoln County stations were on hand to take advantage of this training.

“This training in the water is very important so we can be prepared when an actual water emergency happens,” said Lincoln County Assistant Fire Chief Crethton Caldwell, who led the training. “We’ve been in these water rescues, and we know how important that this training is to keep our skills sharp and our equipment in working order.”

“I am proud of our volunteers around Lincoln County for taking time out of their weekend to train and being ready when we need them,” said Lincoln County EMA Director Doug Campbell.

River access points are one of the main concerns when getting to victims on the Elk River during actual emergencies.

Emergency responders extended a special thank you to Cowle Hereford for letting the water rescue teams have access to the Elk River through his campgrounds.

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