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4A Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 Feather River Bulletin I Debra Moore Staff Writer Plumes County's mountainous terrain often requires emergency personnel to scale mountainsides to rescue people who have gone over the edge of the roadway. Now a dozen more first responders are certified to hoist them to safety. The volunteers dedicated the equivalent of three clays to participate in a low-angle rescue operations course. Over the course of four hours on two consecutive Friday nights and 16 hours over a weekend (Nov. 15 - 16), 12 individuals gathered in Quincy to receive the training offered by Quincy Fire Chief Robbie Cassou. The course cost $150 per individual, with $88 going toward certification. In the classroom, responders learned how to tie knots and had to pass tests on eight different types to receive certification. They also studied the mechanics of performing a rescue with ropes. "There's a lot to consider," Cassou said. "The most common is a three-to-one mechanical advantage, which means you can raise three pounds for every pound of force." According to Cassou, "the most technical part of a rescue is handled by the people who are on the top," because they need to calculate how many people can safely be lowered with ropes to retrieve an individual. It takes a number of people to perform such a rescue and Cassou referenced a recent incident involving a motorcycle rider who went over the edge of La Porte Road. Because Quincy fire was staffing a number of events, only three responders were available. "Five people from the Forest Service responded and search and rescue came out," Cassou said, enabling a successful rescue. Mike Grant and others from search and rescue also attended the training session to share their expertise and their approach. Field training took place off of Bucks Lake Road. Dony Sawchuk, a volunteer with the fire department, was one o tho individuals certificd. "Search and rescue came out and we mimicked what they were doing," Sawchuk said. They practiced lowering four people at a time, utilizing the skills learned in the classroom. "There's a lot of calculating that needs to be done," Sawchuk said. In addition to the 12 who became certified, several others attended to refresh their skills. ( Attorney Representing Clients, Trustees and Beneficiaries for: Probate, Conservatorships, Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning. Also representing clients in Bankruptcy, DUI, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury and Business Law (530) 836-4625 6 Graeagle Village Center Postal Service: USPS (No. 188-550.) Periodicals postage paid at Quincy, CA. Published: Every Wednesday morning by Feather Publishing Co Inc. Office Location and hours: 287 Lawrence St Quincy, CA 95971. Mailing address: p.o. Box B, Quincy, CA 95971. Office is open Mon. through FrL, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. How to contact us: AI! departments: (530) 283-0800. FAX: (530) 283-3952. 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Michael C. Taborsld Jenny Lee Cobey Brown Co-Owner/Publisher Photo Editor Vice Pres./ Kerl Taborski Mary Ncwhouse Operations Co-Owner/Legal Classified, Circ. Manager Tom Forney Advertising Sandy Condon Production Manager Kevin Mallory Human Resources Dir EIIse Monroe Vice Pres./Admin.Office Manager Bookkeeper Dan McDonald Sherrl McDonnell Eva Small Managing Editor Display Adv. Manager Composing Manager Member, CaJifocnla Newpaper ~blisbem Assoc. recycled paper I l I I I I I IIIIIB I I I I BII $ubserip#on Order Fonn Feather River Bulletin P.O. Box B, Quincy, CA 95971 Please enter my eulzecdption for : years. [] Enclosed find my check for $ [] In County $26 per year [] Out of State $44 per year [] In California $37 per year. Emergency personnel from Bucks Lake, Graeagle, Portola and Quincy gather on Bucks Lake Road rescue techniques. Greenhorn, to practice Attention Everyone SHOP BARBER GI=ORGE A. SCHI=UCHENZUBER III "If the, barber pole is spinning,:l'm Wed 11-7 Thurs & Fri 9-5 Sat 8-2 Hair Cuts & Hot Shaves Plumes DISTRICT HOSPITAL Jacy Decrona, Registered Nurse Jacy Decrona is one of the awesome nurses that we brag about to the community. She is known for jumping in to help; she has already cross-trained to the ED. She has been a patient advocate right from the start of her career. Her skill sets, knowledge base, and her patient care are exemplary. She is thorough in her assessment and the care she gives all he " patients. She is also easy to bounce ideas to and will always be there if you need help. Thanks Jacy for being one of the best. Congratulations Jacy Decrona Plumas District Hospital Employee of the Month of October 2014 Emergency personnel from Bucks Lake, Graeagle, Greenhorn, Portola and Quincy gather on Bucks Lake Road to practice rescue techniques. Quincy Capt. David Schmid practices anchoring hoisting and safety rope systems on the rear wheels of a fire engine. 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