Training is a continuous process, and when you have a diverse area like the Southern End, your topics for training are almost limitless. Tonight’s topic was water rescue.
Rescue and Truck 57 carry an assortment of water rescue equipment that can be used for an immediate rescue of a person in the water, such as a creek, pond, pool, flooded roadway etc. We rely on our neighbors like Rawlinsville Volunteer Fire Company, Robert Fulton Fire Company, The Conestoga Volunteer Fire Company and Paradise Leaman Place Fire Company for our technical water rescues that would require boats etc.
After discussion on safety, the equipment and the rescue sequence, the members hit the water to use some of what we have, including PFD’s, throw bags and we even broke out the ice rescue suits.
Thanks to everyone who came out and made this another great evening of sharing information and making us all better. Thanks also to Chief Neff for the use of the pool.