On June 18th and 19th, Captain Joey Torres and Firefighter Josh Stafford of the Chatsworth Fire Department participated in a large-scale training exercise at the Guardian Center training facility in Perry, GA. They were there as part of Georgia Search and Rescue Task Force 6. The task force, a highly-trained rescue team that specializes in heavy rescue, is operated through the Georgia Emergency Management Agency and serves the Northwest Georgia area. The area 6 Task Force is based out of the Calhoun Fire Department and the Chatsworth Fire Department has a total of seven members that participate on the team. The training exercise provided the team with the opportunity to practice shoring and search operations in a collapsed building as well as the opportunity to work with other state and federal agencies that would respond to an incident of this type. The state-of-the-art facility in Perry provides incredibly realistic training scenarios that allow rescue personnel to train in real world situations.