After the departments monthly meeting and Apparatus checks, members took advantage of the cool temperatures and trained on hose advancement as well as Driver Operator training.
Beginning with the drill, Junior members were shown how to properly “dress” a hydrant. They were explained the benefits of properly dressing the hydrant followed by working together in completing the task themselves. While the hydrant was being addressed, members deployed the front bumper hand line as well as one of the 2 cross lays from Engine 614. Each hand line had either one or two members advancing the line through the parking lot allowing each member to regain their muscle memory on how to advance the line and assist backing up the nozzle-man.
After a water supply was secured from the hydrant, Driver/ Operator Trainee MK placed the Deluge “Deck gun” in service while making sure she maintains adequate residual intake pressure from the hydrant and assuring both hand lines did not lose or gain too much pressure.
Training, such as this, takes place periodically through out the warm weather months. Members who are eligible, interested and are willing to begin Driver/Operator Training are trained through vigorous scenarios during our weekly training nights, as well as when we all are returning from a call or just present at the fire house.
If you want to take on an adventure and give back to your community, please feel free to stop in on a Tuesday night or when you see our apparatus bay doors are open and speak with members about becoming a volunteer firefighter.