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Published On: Mon, Oct 16th, 2017

Montgomery County EMA held volunteer search and rescue training

RAYMOND (Heartland Newsfeed) — The Montgomery County Emergency Management Agency (EMA), in coordination with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department and the Illinois Search and Rescue Council, sponsored a three-hour ground search and rescue training seminar Thursday evening, October 12 in the auditorium of Lincolnwood High School in Raymond.

33 first responders from communities throughout the county participated in the training, according to county EMA coordinator Greg Nimmo.

Dan Hough from Raymond-Harvel Ambulance Service was appointed as EMA’s Search and Rescue Team leader, utilizing this training as a foundational class to establish a county-wide search and rescue team.

Nimmo offered thanks to Panhandle CUSD #2 district superintendent Aaron Hopper and representatives of the school and district for partnering with EMA and for allowing them to utilize the school’s auditorium for the training.

Interested individuals wishing to volunteer in providing EMA services within Montgomery County may contact Nimmo at 532-9560 or via email at

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Montgomery County EMA held volunteer search and rescue training