Last night’s training focused on pump operation and handlines. Newer drivers operated the pump panel while the experienced interior qualified firefighters worked with the green helmets on pulling and advancing handlines. Also when a crew had down time they went over how to properly set the Tower ladder up.
At last week’s training, UAFD did some run-in drills with the Engine and Truck Company. Using a smoke machine to hinder visibility, the Engine crew advanced handlines to locate a fake fire, and the Truck split their crew with one crew performing VES (vent enter search) through the second floor window and the second crew searching the rest of the structure.
Special thanks to Cocciardi and Associates, Inc. for letting us use their training tower.