This past Sunday morning we held Driver Training for our members to help improve our roster of apparatus drivers while several members also learned how to use the power stretcher on Ambulance 84B1.
Members were trained on Engine 141, Engine 142 & Engine 143 this past Sunday morning as we continue to train apparatus drivers in the Vista Fire Department. We encourage all of our members to become apparatus drivers as it helps make all of our personnel become well-rounded first responders. Depending on the Apparatus our members are training on, each prospective apparatus driver will train between 8-12 hours "behind the wheel" and 4-8 hours operating the pump panel. Once the required training is completed, each prospective apparatus driver gets tested by the head of our driver training program. Upon successfully passing the driving test, they will be a cleared apparatus driver for the rig they were training on.
If you are interested in becoming a member at the Vista Volunteer Fire Department please click the "Become a Member" tab at VistaFD.org!