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BAVFD will receive Higgins & Langley Award

Adair County unit is one of only two recipients nationwide to receive the association's Program Development Award.

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Breeding Area Volunteer Fire Department has been notified that it will receive the Higgins & Langley Memorial and Education Fund Award at the Annual National Association Search and Rescue (NASAR) conference, at John Ascuaga's Nugget Hotel, 1100 Nugget Avenue, Sparks, NV, 89431, Friday, June 3, 2011, at 7:30pmET/6:30pmCT, according to BAVFD Public Affairs Officer Brandon Harvey.

Higgins & Langley Memorial Awards in Swiftwater Rescue recognize excellence in the field of flood and swiftwater rescue.

The citation for the Program Development award reads:
Breeding Volunteer Fire Department Technical Rescue Team, Columbia, KYAfter an incident in 2009 in which a would-be citizen rescuer drowned, the Breeding Fire Department committed to the development of a technical rescue team. Since December of 2009, under the leadership of Captain Chris Taylor and Lieutenant Brandon Harvey, rescuers have put in nearly 1000 man hours of training, consisting of rope rescue and swiftwater technician at the NFPA 1670 and 1006 level. The department has acquired a 26' enclosed trailer, technical rope rescue gear, 2 self-bailing rafts, a Mercury IRB, 10 sets of technician level PPE and 10 sets of operations PPE- altogether nearly an $80,000 investment in technical rescue gear. The team consists of 5 swiftwater rescue technicians and 7 rope rescue technicians, and trains monthly with Taylor and Green Counties.
The only other award in this category went to the Killeen Rescue Team, Killeen Fire Department, Killeen, TX.

The BAVFD, is located at 290 Fire Department LN, Breeding, KY.

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