It’s been busy for all of us at the WFPD! We’re finally able to sit down and bring you ALL of the updates!
We’ll start with this post about our March 10th meeting and blog on from there!
We regularly cover the times when our firefighters receive new gear or uniforms and this time we were excited to present our Public Information Officer (PIO), Samantha Henley 103, with her own uniform! This high-visibility, ANSI class 2 vest will make it easy for media, our personnel, and the public to find and interact with Sam on scenes where it is necessary to have our PIO in attendance!
We are always grateful for the snacks! During this meeting, a resident sent us homemade chocolate chip cookies!!!
We threw open the doors to the station and the trucks so our firefighters could learn where items are located. In emergency situations, it is drastically important to know where different tools are located. For this reason, we hold tight to the belief of: “A place for everything and everything in its place!”
Even the juniors and cadets were signed off on the brush trucks! In order for our juniors and cadets to be signed off, they must show complete knowledge of the light and siren system, tools, and other parts of the truck they will need to use once they can respond to fires. We start them on the brush trucks because they are the least complicated and easiest to learn!
Being a firefighter is HARD work. There is no glitz or glamour. We spend a LOT of our time cleaning our turnout gear, scrubbing hoses and making sure the trucks are loaded and ready to go when the call comes in!
Stay tuned for our next meeting/training update!