This Tuesday night, being the official last training night of the year, we had a night of doing some odds and ends and a little bit of fun competition.
The evening began with a “retirement party” for FP Captain Carl “Extra Credit” Diem and FP Lieutenant Ron “Ronnneeee” Weaver. Both of these men are stepping down from their positions at the end of the year, after faithfully serving in their appointed positions form many years. Carl and Ron have run thousands of calls and have made our Fire Police Division a respected, trained and dedicated group. There were over 12 of them at tonights fire police meeting. More on their service later.
The members were then treated to pizza (from a gift card donated by a local family). Afterwards, some new hose was put onto Engine 574 and Engine 572, and then a game of rescue tool jenga, with some good father-son competition. We had 4 father-son pairs; Mike/Alec Wagner, Daniel/Jonathon Herschberger, Jamie/Ryan Welk and Jeremy/Jarrett Welk.
2020 will kick off another year of training with some new topics, refreshing some skills and learning that really never stops.