Members of the Cottleville Fire District participated in a Missouri Regional Urban Search and Rescue Strike Team # 1 logistics day last Tuesday. Team members gathered at the First Baptist Church in Harvester and set up training in their parking lot.
Team members practiced assembling their deployment equipment and medical triage center. Participating representatives of the Task force included team members from 5 local departments. St. Charles County Rescue Strike Team #1 is one of 5 heavy rescue strike teams in the Metro St. Louis area that provide Urban Search & Rescue Services in the event of a disaster. Firefighter Brian Gettemeier, Firefighter Chris Niemczyk and Firefighter Steve Elfrink are team members representing the Cottleville Fire District were present.