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Corinth Firefighters Complete Search and Rescue Training

The course involved a lot hunter scenario. (Courtesy photos/Corinth Fire Department)

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today

Twenty Corinth firefighters recently completed an overland search and rescue training.

A lost child, missing person with dementia or a hunter who has not returned from the woods are scenarios where this training could help, said Corinth Fire Department Training Officer Jerry Whirley.

Firefighters learned about map reading, compasses and grids in the course and may pursue more advanced search and rescue classes in the future. The course involved time in the classroom and outdoor scenarios, such as a lost hunter.

Officials from Prentiss and DeSoto counties assisted with the training, and the course was taught by Curt Clayton, Union County’s emergency management director. This training puts Corinth firefighters a step closer to being part of the Mississippi Task Force, which helps out in disasters.

The course included instruction on map reading, compasses and grids.

Twenty members of the Corinth Fire Department recently completed an overland search and rescue course.

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Josh Mitchell is the news editor for Corinth Today. He can be reached at 662-872-9907 or news@corinthtoday.com.