Chief Rob Lane began the night’s training for Cleveland packs instead of brush truck training because Cleveland pack practice was necessary. The Cleveland packs have been one of the most useful additions to our firefighting methods.
The firefighters and cadets paired up so that they could all work together to first make and wrap a Cleveland pack with two pieces of 50-foot hose (100 feet in total) and then carry them out to the tankers
In order to use a Cleveland pack, you have to unclip it, open it into a circle, and then you attach the female end to the truck and the male end to the nozzle
One person holds the nozzle, and their partner stands on the other side of the hose for support
In order to empty water out of a hose when you are done using it, you have to put one hose end over your shoulder and walk, moving the hose over your shoulder over and over again to make loops until you pick up the other end of the hose
There were also cupcakes to celebrate all of the birthdays in June! The firefighters are always happy to have an excuse to eat cupcakes!