This Sunday morning we held a "Motor Pump Operators & Firefighter Skills Class" and an "EMT Skills Class" for our weekly Sunday Training.
This Sunday's "Motor Pump Operators & Firefighter Skills Class" had our Firefighting personnel going over how to pump Engine 142 by drafting from a dry hydrant and supplying 100 feet of 1-3/4" hose line. While Firefighters were learning how to pump Engine 142, we also had Firefighting personnel going over how to operate various tools & equipment such as the thermal imaging camera and 4-gas meter. This type of training is what will help our prospective Apparatus drivers to become cleared drivers in our Department as well as Firefighters who plan on attending the New York State Firefighter I program succeed in their class, and for our Firefighters who have completed Firefighter I to keep up with their skills.
This Sunday's "EMT Skills Class" had our EMS personnel conducting an overview of how an Ambulance driver and attendant should help aid an EMT during a call. This type of training is what will prepare our EMT Candidates who are planning to take a future EMT Basic class succeed and for our EMTs who have completed EMT Basic to keep up with their skills.
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