2018 calls

Training 09/22/2020

Last night was the final night of training at the acquired structures! We came across something unusual that we don’t normally see in construction, which makes it difficult for firefighters when they are out on a call. We found a roof built over a roof. From the picture of the side of the house you can see they added on to the rear of the house, so they just put a new roof over the old to cover the addition. This creates a void space that sometimes fire hides in and makes it harder to vertically vent the roof.

   

Stove Fire

Last night Company 23 was alerted for a fire alarm at Geneva Apartments. On the Deputy Chief’s arrival, he was notified by a resident that there was a fire on a stove that extended up to the cabinets. He upgraded to 1st alarm to get additional units on the street incase there was extension into the walls. Additional units were placed available when the investigation found that there was no extension.

Thank you to the neighboring fire departments and EMS who were dispatched, and UAPD for assisting.

 

Training 09/15/2020

Last evening, the UAFD was at the acquired house again for training.  The smoke you see is from a smoke machine.  NO we did not light the house on fire!  Members worked on their Engine and Truck Company functions again, with some more run in drills with different scenarios. Afterwards, members went over how to breach through interior walls and also worked on making a window into a door.

 
 
 

Truck Company Operations

Due to having the monthly department meeting Tuesday evening, we weren’t able to train and decided to hold a special Wednesday night training. Opportunities like having an acquired structure for real hands-on training doesn’t come often so we didn’t want to waste it.
Members that are newer to truck company operations learned skills for roof/vertical venting, window/horizontal venting, forcible entry, and overhaul.