Hydrant Service and Splinting Drill for 11/27/17
 
By Vista Fire Department
November 28, 2017
 

This week's Monday Night Drill was a "Hydrant Service" drill for our Firefighters and a "Splinting" drill for our EMTs.

The Hydrant Service drill saw our Firefighters servicing the dry hydrants as a preventative maintenance measure for the Vista Fire Department as it allows motor pump operator's (MPOs) to get water faster than they would when a hydrant may be obstructed with silt built up due to the seasons. While the Vista Firefighters serviced and checked all the dry hydrants in the district, it also gave those training on the pump panel an opportunity to practice the skills they've learned the last couple of months.

This week's EMS drill led by Capt. Debbie Ferman had our EMT's performing in several splinting scenarios, reviewing the proper ways to perform a traction splint and how to properly "sling and swathe" a patient with a shoulder injury. EMS personnel uses splinting techniques to immobilize the extremities of their patients when an injury has occurred and to also manage the pain they may be feeling.

If you are interested in being part of our team at the Vista FD, visit us any Monday night from 6:30pm - 9:30pm for more details or click the "Become a Member" tab at VistaFD.org!

 
Lt. Brian Porco reviewing the locations of dry hydrants in the Vista Fire District
Lt. Brian Porco reviewing the locations of dry hydrants in the Vista Fire District
Vista Firefighters servicing the Robins Court dry hydrant
Vista Firefighters servicing the Robins Court dry hydrant
 
Foreman Adam Bartley operating the E-141 pump panel during the "Hydrant Service" drill
Foreman Adam Bartley operating the E-141 pump panel during the "Hydrant Service" drill
Vista Firefighters servicing the Vista Firehouse dry hydrant
Vista Firefighters servicing the Vista Firehouse dry hydrant
 
Lt. Brian Porco & FF Steven Woodstead overseeing Foreman Adam Bartley operating the E-141 pump panel
Lt. Brian Porco & FF Steven Woodstead overseeing Foreman Adam Bartley operating the E-141 pump panel
Capt. Debbie Ferman going over how to splint with Probationary EMT Candidate Andreya Pastrana
Capt. Debbie Ferman going over how to splint with Probationary EMT Candidate Andreya Pastrana
 
EMT Michael Miller practicing how to splint on Probationary EMT Candidate Andreya Pastrana
EMT Michael Miller practicing how to splint on Probationary EMT Candidate Andreya Pastrana
Vista EMS personnel practicing how to splint
Vista EMS personnel practicing how to splint
 
EMT Michael Miller showing Probationary EMT Candidate Pastrana and Probationary EMT Candidate Lilly how to splint
EMT Michael Miller showing Probationary EMT Candidate Pastrana and Probationary EMT Candidate Lilly how to splint
Lt. Wilmer Cervantes practicing how to "sling and swathe" on EMT Greg Pastrana
Lt. Wilmer Cervantes practicing how to "sling and swathe" on EMT Greg Pastrana