Carroll emergency services 'Olympics' to be held Saturday

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Will take place at Grover King VFW post in Hillsville

 HILLSVILLE — The public has a chance to see the Carroll County Emergency Service agencies at work during the Fire/EMS Olympics on Saturday.

The first-ever competition among volunteers will take place at the Grover King Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1115 in Hillsville, beginning at 10 a.m.

Participants will include Cana Rescue Squad, Dugspur Rescue Squad, Laurel Rescue Squad, Laurel Fork Rescue Squad, Pipers Gap Rescue Squad, Cana Fire Department, Hillsville Fire Department and Laurel Fork Fire Department. 

Carroll County Fire Rescue personnel will assist during the event and will also respond  to emergency calls during the day. 

The Olympics will include different rescue squad teams and individuals competing against each other using skills related to emergency medical response. 

County firefighters will also be competing in a timed event to demonstrate certain methods used during emergency situations. 

Dr. Jason Edsall, who serves as the medical director for all emergency response agencies, has encouraged the squads and fire departments to compete in the event as a way for "our personnel to practice their skills while enjoying the competition." 

"Our Rescue Squads and Fire Departments are committed volunteers who help the citizens of our county each day, this program is a way for us to recognize them for all their hard work and hours of training," Carroll County Emergency Services Director Mike Mock said.

A number of agencies will have information available for the public. 


• For more information about the event, contact:, Carroll County Fire Rescue at (276) 730-3195.