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First Responders Attend Training At Sissonville High
Reported by: Bethany Simmons
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Reported: Oct. 29, 2012 9:52 AM EDT
Updated: Oct. 29, 2012 12:21 PM EDT
Sissonville , Kanawha County , West Virginia
First responders from around the nation met in Sissonville on Sunday to learn different techniques for their jobs.
The fire and officer training took place at Sissonville High School. First responders were taught how to deal with different scenarios on emergency calls. Participants were even tested on how to relay information to the media to better inform the public about certain emergency situations.
"Sometimes there's a lot of rumors that float around and miss information that gets thrown in. A lot of things that seem like facts at the time turn out to not be facts," Cpl. Brian Humphrey of the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office said. "So sometimes, it's better to withhold a little bit and not scare somebody and air on the side of caution. So we just want to make sure we're giving a well-balanced and completely truthful account to the public."
Police, firefighters and paramedics traveled from North Carolina, Virginia and New York for the classes.
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