Firefighters training for construction accidents

Dozens of Pikeville firefighters are learning what to do if there's a construction accident.

This week, groups are training for trench rescues and other scenarios of how to rescue people if something goes wrong at a construction site. Officials say this training is needed with all of the new buildings going up in Pike County.

"You're going to run into new sewer lines, new gas lines, like you're seeing in Pikeville right now. It's very important for the construction workers if something happened," said Sgt. Frank Williams.

The instructor from Louisville said the training is going great.

Pikeville firefighters first started trench rescue training several years ago.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WYMT CONTACT INFO 199 Black Gold Blvd. Hazard, KY 41701 606-436-5757 - switchboard 606-439-9968 - newsroom
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 128422368 -
Gray Television, Inc.