Your Shrewsbury Volunteers strive to be the best they can when you make the call for help. Training is where we can find our strengths, weaknesses and areas of improvements. On October 21st personnel boarded Engine 61-1, 61-2, Rescue 61 and Car 61 went back to school.
Personnel spent 8 hours at the York County Fire School going over various equipment and participating in various practical evolutions. Members worked on their proficiency with self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), Thermal imaging techniques, emergency air procedures during firefighting and attacking fire in upper floors with portable hose packs (high rise packs). All members learned what they can do depending on their individual certifications. Then we pushed them further. At the end of the day everyone had a good experience and went home knowing a little more than they did when they started. That’s what training is all about.
Many of the firefighters who participated all day Sunday are also continuing classes this week. 10 members are enrolled in a Heavy Truck Rescue Problem Solving class. This class deals with accidents involving large trucks, buses and other vehicles that pose complications if involved in an accident with people trapped. Shrewsbury Volunteers spends many hours on Interstate 83 due to accidents involving vehicles of all sizes and shapes. This week they will spend two days in lecture and then all day Saturday Rescue 61 will be on site to do practical evolutions. When completed with this class many members will have additional knowledge to use on accident responses.
Training: Because complacency kills.
Shrewsbury Volunteers Station 61