SCBA Operations and Assisting Advanced Life Support (ALS) Drill for 01/22/18
 
By Vista Fire Department
January 23, 2018
 

This week's Monday Night Drill was a "SCBA Operations" drill for our Firefighters and "Assisting ALS (Advanced Life Support)" drill for our EMTs.

The "SCBA Operations" drill saw our Firefighters following 150 feet of 1-3/4" hose line through several obstacles that challenged our Firefighters to conduct skills such as "reduced profile," "full removal," and how to handle getting your SCBA tangled up by various obstructions. This type of training helped our Firefighters better prepare themselves for the challenges they may face in a structure fire atmosphere when they may need to exit a building or conduct various tasks such as a search & rescue.

The "Assisting Advanced Life Support (ALS)" drill led by Westchester Medic Hamlet Cuello saw our EMS personnel go over what the Paramedics need before and during care as they transport patients to local hospitals. This type of training will continue to help our EMS personnel have a strong working relationship with the Paramedics when operating on an EMS scene.

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. Phil Katz going over the SCBA with our Firefighters
Lt. Phil Katz going over the SCBA with our Firefighters
Capt. Mike Peck and Firefighter Ryan Ruggiero packing up
Capt. Mike Peck and Firefighter Ryan Ruggiero packing up
 
Foreman Dan Castelhano performing a full SCBA removal
Foreman Dan Castelhano performing a full SCBA removal
Foreman Adam Bartley performing a reduced profile
Foreman Adam Bartley performing a reduced profile
 
Lt. Phil Katz performing a reduced profile as Capt. Mike Peck looks on
Lt. Phil Katz performing a reduced profile as Capt. Mike Peck looks on
Lt. Phil Katz & FF Dom Mangone going through the SCBA operations course
Lt. Phil Katz & FF Dom Mangone going through the SCBA operations course
 
Westchester EMS Paramedic Hamlet Cuello going over how to assist paramedics on an EMS scene
Westchester EMS Paramedic Hamlet Cuello going over how to assist paramedics on an EMS scene
Westchester EMS Paramedic Hamlet Cuello going over how to assist paramedics on an EMS scene
Westchester EMS Paramedic Hamlet Cuello going over how to assist paramedics on an EMS scene
 
Westchester EMS Paramedic Hamlet Cuello going over how to assist paramedics on an EMS scene
Westchester EMS Paramedic Hamlet Cuello going over how to assist paramedics on an EMS scene
Westchester EMS Paramedic Hamlet Cuello going over how to assist paramedics on an EMS scene
Westchester EMS Paramedic Hamlet Cuello going over how to assist paramedics on an EMS scene
 
EMT Leslie Smith going over the equipment Paramedics carry on a scene
EMT Leslie Smith going over the equipment Paramedics carry on a scene
Westchester EMS Paramedic Hamlet Cuello going over how to assist paramedics on an EMS scene
Westchester EMS Paramedic Hamlet Cuello going over how to assist paramedics on an EMS scene