April 28 meeting:
The April 28th meeting was sparsely populated, as we were deep in the swing of the COVID-19 effort to “Flatten the Curve.”
May 11 meeting:
As we picked up with regular meetings again, the WFPD received more personal protective equipment (PPE) as part of the overall efforts to keep our first responders safe. Chief Rob Lane discussed new masks, face shields, alcohol wipes, hand sanitizer, hazmat bags, and more which would be placed in all of the trucks in the fleet.
With the arrival of new hoses for the brush trucks in the fleet, we had quite the time trying different methods to install the new hoses. Though PIO Sam shot video, she decided NOT to post the hilarity that ensued!
Another part of the training entailed making sure the pumper tankers are operational and ready at a moments notice. We work to clear out anything clogging the nozzles and replace anything used during the week if we were called out.