4/30/2013 12:00 AM
BECKLEY-Volunteers receive search and rescue training in Beckley. Jeff West, Chief Ranger for the New River Gorge National River taught a basic training course Monday evening as part of the CERT program. The class was held for concerned citizens interested in helping out in search and rescue missions in and around the Beckley area. West says every search and rescue mission is dependent on volunteers in order to be successful. The group will meet again this Saturday outside the classroom for a simulated search and rescue mission.