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Great Bend firefighters prove they are up to any emergency

Great Bend firefighters, shown in white, help in a simulated rescue Wednesday of victims pinned in a car following a tornado. They were at the Division of Emergency Management Crisis City facility southwest of Salina. Five Great Bend Fire Department personnel took part Wednesday and five took par...

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SALINE COUNTY – The elite firefighters from Great Bend, Newton, Hutchinson, Sedgwick County and Winfield met in McPherson Wednesday morning. From there, the team made its way to the tornado-ravaged community.
Thankfully, there wasn’t really a twister. It was all part of an elaborate two-day training exercise  at the Kansas Adjutant General’s Office Division of Emergency Management Crisis City facility southwest of Salina.
The Great Bend Fire Department firefighters were among more than 230 emergency personnel from across Kansas taking part. Involved were first responders, emergency managers and other members of the public safety professions.
Great Bend attended as ...

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