During the week of March 22nd-26th Goodfellow Bros. partnered with the Seattle South King County Training Consortium for Trench Rescue Training. A group of 30 firefighters spent the entire week training on the different aspects of rescue when it comes to trenching operations in the construction field. Examples include emergency care, trench collapse, and multiple victim scenarios. The Ten Trails Black Diamond project jumped at the opportunity to help with the training. GBI provided equipment, manpower, and any support these first responders needed throughout the week.
“Thank you for your investment to the safety of the region. Our students were from throughout King and Thurston County. Trench rescues are high-risk/low-frequency events. It takes rescuers with specialized training to give these incidents successful outcomes. The rescuers you helped train this week might get the opportunity to use these skills in the future. Your investment in this training will someday save the life of someone in our community.” – Travis McKenney Trench Rescue Instructor South King County Training Consortium
Special thanks go out to Erin Redmond, Katherine Vetter, Ken Laudermilk, Zach Croft, Este Lerma, and the entire Black Diamond team for supporting this training for our local first responders.