07/12/12 — (Courtesy of Liberty County — The Vindicator). Texas Equusearch, Liberty County Fire Fighters Association, Liberty County Sheriff’s Office and Montgomery County fire departments joined efforts in a search/rescue/recovery drill in Liberty County at the Hardin school cafeteria.
Following instructional time, the participants relocated to a wooded area located between Hardin and Moss Hill for on the ground training in the high heat conditions.
The highly specialized class covered numerous topics related to search-rescue and recovery, including ground searches, radio-telephone communications, aircraft-ground coordination and even water craft search operations. Practice in these topics was held in the field following the class.
Over 24 firefighters, law enforcement and Texas Equusearch personnel were on hand throughout the entire day, giving precious time and effort while away from their families.
The Liberty County Fire Fighters Association and the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office are striving to bring higher levels of training to the region and better interagency operations.
The Liberty County Firefighters Association, the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office and other local agencies and organizations, such as Texas Equusearch, will continue to study, learn and drill together for our families our community our future.
There have been several recent search efforts in Liberty County, some with tragic, heartbreaking endings, but one thing has remained constant. This community came together, rallying around its first responders with food, water and other supplies. The public support for Liberty County’s first responders is and has always been amazing.