South Side ROTC Students Get Emergency Training

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SOUTH JACKSON — Local high school students got special training by some of Jackson’s bravest on Thursday morning. Students in the ROTC program at South Side High School were able to meet with some Jackson firefighters and practice the skills they have been learning in the classroom this year. Firefighters taught them how to do certain field exercises like searching in a smoky building and triage work — all while they wore the required gear. “Right now, we’re trying to make sure they understand what first responders go through or what neighborhood citizens would have to go through in the event a tornado, earthquake or some other disaster hits,” Marty Clements, Jackson-Madison County EMA Director said. This was the final exercise for the students.

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