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First responder training tour

As part of their ongoing training, Prince Edward County and Farmville fire, emergency medical services (EMS) and law enforcement agencies recently toured the new Prince Edward County Department of Social Services building and YakAttack’s new manufacturing facility located on Industrial Park Road in Farmville.

Knowledge of building layouts and infrastructure facilitates a more effective emergency response and improves responder safety during an incident.

Pictured are, from left, Prince Edward County Sheriff Wesley W. Reed; Joshua Redford, in front, future Prospect firefighter; Firefighter James Red- ford, of Prospect Volunteer Fire Department and a training officer with Prince Edward Area Firefighters Association; Chief Dallas Tinsley, of Darlington Heights Volunteer Fire Department; Chief Shane Richardson, of Pamplin Volunteer Fire Depart- ment and EMS Inc.; EMS Supervisor Adam Cliborne, of Prince Edward Volunteer Rescue Squad; 2nd Lt. and Supply Officer Isaac Broadwater, of Prince Edward Volunteer Rescue Squad; Keith Roark, director of operations for YakAttack; Firefighter Tim Seamster, of Pamplin Volunteer Fire Department and EMS Inc. and a secretary for Prince Edward Area Firefighters Association; Crystal Barton, deputy director of the Farmville Emergency Communications Center; Jackie Gilbert, director of the Farmville Emergency Communications Center; Chief Dean Farmer, of Farmville Volunteer Fire Department; Assistant Chief Leon Scott, of Meherrin Volunteer Fire and Rescue Inc.; and Chief Al Mason, of Prospect Volunteer Fire Department.