Local officials get helicopter rescue training with Task Force 1

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Officials are getting the training they need to keep you safe in case of an emergency.

The Arkansas National Guard’s 77th theater aviation brigade had a helicopter rescue training with Northwest Arkansas Task Force 1.

The training was designed to help provide air assets to the state for a response to natural and man-made disasters.

“An asset that we can use for response to catastrophic emergencies as well as an emergency of a single individual in Arkansas that needs to be rescued in a very remote location,” said John Luther, Washington County emergency management director.

The training was today at Lake Wedington in Fayetteville.

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