On October 9th 18 members from the Shrewsbury Volunteer Fire Company went to the York County Fire School to participate in our annual skills refresher day. This is done to work with our members to sharpen our firefighting skills and become more proficient. The better we are the better we can provide fire, rescue and EMS services to the public.
Today our members worked on hose line management, search considerations, first and second engine responsibilities and live fire attack drills. Discussions occurred regarding proper attack methods, air management and crew accountability. Drills were conducted with non-officers to mentor them and prepare them for when they may have to be in charge of an incident.
Our cadets (members from the ages of 14-17) also participated and worked on their skills. Cadets cannot enter a burning building due to Pa Child Labor laws. They are able to assist in firefighter activities outside of the burning building. They can help move hoses, handle hydrant duties and throw ladders as well as move other hand tools for attack members.
Shrewsbury Volunteers continues year round to train and improve in all fields of responsibility so we can better protect you.