On Monday January 13th, Manatee County EMS, along with Engine 341, Engine 312, Ladder 339, Squad 328, Training 309, and Battalion 3 completed a joint drill at Training Station 3. Crews completed a fire ground attack of a 2nd floor apartment and rescued trapped occupants. Fire spread to a ground floor apartment and search of that apartment was negative. All crews were rehab inside the Raptor I bus that is part of Manatee Counties Special Operations team. With rising temperatures in South Florida now is the time to put our plans together to ensure of Firefighters receive proper medical monitoring before being released to continue fire ground operations. Special thanks to the A-Shift crews, Manatee County EMS. The drill was a complete success and I was proud of all involved.

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