As you may have noticed, we made the sad decision several months ago to cancel events for the remainder of the year. We are approaching what is usually a busy time for the department and wanted to ensure everyone is aware of this. We are disappointed to be missing so many events and hope to be back to our regular schedule next year. Go away, Covid!
Tuesday night’s training on October 6, 2020 consisted of testing handline flows. We tested how many gallons per minute we could flow with multiple handlines off of both big and small lines, different lengths and nozzles, etc. One test used a 3 inch supply line, and the other a 5 inch.
During training last night, UAFD Firefighters went over SCBA which included all the components of the air pack, how to use it and put the pack back into service. After that, they also did an air consumption drill where they put on their SCBA and did tasks to see how long they can last on a cylinder. Tasks included: carry tools across the parking lot, climb a ladder and crawl through a window, walk up and down stairs.