Sam here with the next feature in our “What’s in/What’s on” series!
First, I would like to thank volunteer firefighter John Powell. John spent two full hours during one of WFPD’s meeting/training nights walking me around Truck 17, telling me about items carried in and on the truck, and patiently answering my questions. He is extremely knowledgeable, helpful, and supportive to anyone who wishes to learn about the equipment or firefighting in general. He would rather have people ask questions and learn than use things incorrectly on the truck. John has been with the WFPD for almost nine years. His primary engine is Truck 17, though he can drive and operate all of the trucks in the WFPD fleet. He can also train new firefighters, so most of the new recruits will learn from John at some point! Thank you so much, John, for your help.
Next, this flyer is by no means a complete, top to bottom answer to everything in, on, or about Truck 17. These are some of the highlights on the truck. As stated before, if the series does well, it will be expanded, so leave a comment on the article or let us know on Facebook if you are enjoying the “What’s in/What’s on” series and we will expand it!
Finally, we welcome anyone to use the flyer, especially teachers of young children who are interested in firefighters and firefighting! Every firefighter I know welcomes the next generation to this noble cause!
Without further ado, here is the flyer: