OB & GS Firefighters Complete Smoke Diver Certification
(l to r) Gulf Shores Fire Rescue Fire Fighter/Paramedic Stone Collins and Fire Fighter/Paramedic Nicholas Anagnostopoulos, and Orange Beach firefighters Jordan Flynt, Frank Minervini III, and Owen Shivers recently completed the Smoke Diver course at the Alabama Fire College. The week-long certification course is extremely physical and mentally challenging. The grueling five day class includes up to twelve hours a day of mentally and physically exhausting training. The primary purpose of it is to train personnel to rescue victims, other firefighters, and themselves when they are trapped in a burning structure. If you fail a portion of the class, you go home.