Last night’s meeting/training was packed FULL of information about Winter Fire School. Several of our firefighters were able to attend. A few of the breakouts covered were the 60 Things You Were Never Taught in Fire School, Hoarder Homes: Piles of Hazards for Firefighters, and The Art of Reading Smoke. As we get the printouts … Continue reading February 11th Meeting/Training Recap
The second meeting of January began with festivities! Junior Firefighter Alex received a cake from Chief Lane and the rest of the firefighters! After that, several firefighters were fitted for turnout gear, while others helped unpack the department’s new tables and chairs. The addition of these new tables and chairs will greatly expand seating for … Continue reading January 28th Meeting Overview
The volunteer firefighters of the WFPD started 2020 off with some great training on January 14, 2020! Our department received a shipment of composite bottles, which will supplement our supply of aluminum bottles for our SCBAs. Chief Rob Lane explained that these new composite bottles are lighter and will last longer than the aluminum bottles. … Continue reading First Training of 2020!
With the implementation of the new uniforms for the WFPD, we had to have a fitting night! On Tuesday, April 9th, after some work with the ladies and gentlemen of the WFPD, we got the firefighters in attendance fitted! We will be rolling out a great group photo once the new uniforms come back from … Continue reading New Uniforms and Clean Trucks!
A huge thank you to Sheila Hagen CFRN for the Landing Zone Training presentation at our last meeting! We received positive feedback about the training from numerous agencies! As a followup to the presentation, here are some helpful links: Landing Zone Safety from LifeFlight Eagle NWAAR PowerPoint We will add more resources as they become … Continue reading Landing Zone Training Followup Information
Chief Rob Lane, Assistant Chief Tim Freeman, and Captain Terry Marshall covered quite a bit of information before it was time to undergo the night’s training exercise. The chief talked about the need for more radio communication while onsite before, during, and after fires. He stressed the importance of really describing the scene and relaying … Continue reading Second Training of February