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HAZMAT Training held in Manchester

Responders are rinsed thoroughly when they handle hazardous materials.
The Coffee County EMA office along with TEMA hosted a Hazardous Materials Technician Level training class at the Coffee County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Office. Firefighters from Manchester and Tullahoma Fire Departments in Coffee County, and the Murfreesboro Fire Department, along with TEMA personnel completed this two week/80 hour course to certify first responders to properly respond to and mitigate hazardous materials incidents of all types. When students graduate this class they will have completed roughly 150 hours of training in Hazardous Materials alone to get to this point.
As a result of this training, the residents of Coffee County and Murfreesboro will have 17 additional Fire Fighters with the skills necessary to handle any type of Hazardous Material release within their respective jurisdictions.

Pictures by staff photographer Barry West: A practical skills drill was conducted to allow the firefighters to practice scene communication, donning protective HAZMAT suits, conducting remediation of the incident, and decontamination after exiting the Hot Zone. All personnel graduated on Friday.

Lucky Knott

Lucky Knott

One of Southern Tennessee's most experienced and recognized news broadcasters and play-by-play sportscasters. Current news director for On Target News and manager of Rooster 101.5 FM. Knott can be heard on 93.9 The Duck, The Rooster 101.5 and Whiskey Country 105.1 and 95.9. He is currently the play by play voice of the Coffee County Red Raiders on The Rooster 101.5. Lucky has done play-by-play for over 3,455 sports events on Radio & TV. He also served 4 years as the Public Information Officer for the Coffee Co. Sheriff's Dept. and taught Radio/TV for 6 years at Grundy County High School.

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