Students in the class being held here at The "50" House had practicals on ground ladder carries, tying of equipment with ropes and knots, proper SCBA check-offs, and went over different adaptors and hoses. Students are over half way through the class and all are doing very well. Instructors were Lead Dave Harper, Brian Sanzo, Jason Koepke, and Brian Singles.... (Full Story & Photos)
Tonights training was a simulated drill on a firefighter who fell through a collapsed floor and was trapped. Crews of four were trained on two different techniques that could be used in this type of situation to rescue the down firefighter. The first technique the crews worked together and used the double horseshoe technique using their charged hoseline to rescue the down firefighter. The second technique ... (Full Story & Photos)
The Firefighter I & II class currently being conducted at Station 50 took advantage of the good weather to conduct practical evolutions at an abandoned local residence. Companies 9, 10, 20, 30, 40, & 50 each have participants in the class that are learning the trade and preparing to "Do The Dead" throughout Isle of Wight County. ... (Full Story & Photos)
Stations 50 & 60 were alerted at approximately 4:28 am to an accident with unknown injuries in the area of 14227 Courthouse Hwy. Additional information provided by dispatch indicated there had been a head on collision involving a passenger vehicle and a tractor-trailer. To potentially further complicate matters, initial reports indicated that the tractor-trailer was transporting LP gas.
On 2/25/14 the Firefighter I class held hands-on practicals dealing with Firefighter drag techniques and Primary and Secondary searches. The class rotated through the practical stations and had a great night of training. The class will have more hands-on training coming up on this Saturday in which students will have practicals on Ground Ladders. Keep up all the good work students... ( ... (Full Story & Photos)