Fire departments must train to keep their skills sharp and work on new techniques. Training can involve many hours and our 100% all volunteer fire company continues to have members take time away from their families to make sure they are ready to save yours. Shrewsbury Volunteers, while providing fire, EMS and rescue services to our local community is also a proud member of the York County Advanced Technical Rescue Team. This team sends equipment and trained personnel for rescues involving building collapses, high angel rope rescue, confined space incidents, swift water and ice events and also below grade incidents. We respond to technical rescue incidents in multiple counties in Pennsylvania and Maryland. Just like real events, they don’t always occur in perfect weather.
Today members of Shrewsbury Volunteers participated in a Trench Rescue recertification day at the New Cumberland Army Depot. Personnel arrived and worked on a simulated worker trapped under a pipe. Skills were sharpened and new thoughts were discussed. Off and on rain made it even more real for the rescuers. After scenarios were completed cleanup was done and personnel returned back to Shrewsbury. Thank you to DLA (Defense Logistics Agency) Station 69 for hosting the location for todays training.
Shrewsbury Volunteer Fire Company
“Professionally Staffed by Volunteers”