Oil patch bits: Lynden training center first to conduct rescue course
The Lynden Training Center recently conducted a six day course in Kodiak for the Kodiak Fire Department. “We are extremely proud that the General Technical Rescuer class is the first of its kind to be taught in Alaska for State of Alaska certification,” says Tyler Bones, director of HSSE.
The Fairbanks based Training Center has been working with the Alaska Fire Marshal’s office for the past six months to become accredited to instruct the course. “It’s rare that new courses are added to the state’s accreditation list, so our training center being the first shows what a great working relationship we have with the state,” Tyler explained. In 2015, the Center received accreditation from the state of Alaska Training and Education Bureau as the first third party provider to offer state of Alaska hazardous materials training, a designation usually reserved for state agencies and fire departments.
The Kodiak Fire Department has received Lynden training for the past two years. Last year, after the department completed the Confined Space Rescue course, firefighters put their skills to the test when responding to a rescue on a fishing vessel.
For more than 20 years, the Lynden Training Center in Fairbanks, Alaska, has provided training to individuals, businesses and government employees all over Alaska and the Lower 48. Experienced Lynden instructors educate, train and prepare people from all industries to work safely, prevent accidents and to respond to disasters like chemical spills, train derailments and other emergencies. Professional development courses with classroom instruction are followed by hands-on exercises and drills in simulated response situations.