Fire Crews Train for Tight Spaces on USS Lexington
Firefighters from the Corpus Christi Fire Department and Portland Fire Department had trained recently in confined spaces inside the USS Lexington Museum on the Bay. The training gives the officers two certificates, one by Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) out of Texas A&M-College Station and the other by ProBoard, an internationally recognized organization in fire training.
The firefighters learned how to perform rescues in confined spaces, tie knots, and identify rescue areas and special equipment for victims.
The USS Lexington has the perfect layout for such rescues, and according to Battalion Chief Juan Perez, they have previously had rescue calls on the vessel.
The 13 City firefighters who attended the training are assigned to Fire Station No. 3. The training was organized by CCFD and funded by Texas Department of Emergency Management (TDEM).