Greetings, all! Sam here! As many of you may remember, last year our department dealt with the Pinnacle Propane incident. This spurred Benton County’s Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) to bring a VERY important training to the first responders of our county. Among the participants signed up for the class were members of the Lincoln … Continue reading MERC 034 Handling Propane Emergencies
Greetings, all! Sam here! This was one of those times when we jumped straight into training because of the sheer importance of what lay ahead of us! One of the hardest things our volunteers do is save lives and property. To do that, they have to know how their equipment works and how to troubleshoot … Continue reading May 25 Training!
Greetings, all! Well, we have had a VERY busy couple of weeks, from fires, to car accidents, to our regular meeting/training night, to TWO Saturdays for the star of our show: Vehicle Extrication training and certification! First, we would like to thank State Farm Insurance for sponsoring this vital class for area fire departments. Many … Continue reading Vehicle Extrication Training from MUFRTI
Chief Rob asked for volunteers to help clean up, remodel, and paint the Racket Station. Once the cleanup is done, there will be an Open House for the public to visit the firehouse. The Warsaw Firefighters Benevolence Fund will be assisting during the Open House and the “Fill the Boot” boots will be onsite! The … Continue reading September 22 Meeting and Training
Greetings all! We had some great content for training on September 8. We were fortunate to have one of State Emergency Management Agency’s (SEMA) trainers available to bring training to our county! Our PIO, Sam Henley (103), who also serves as the Deputy Director of Benton County Emergency Management, was happy to bring us an … Continue reading September 8 Meeting and Training
This meeting brought us to a point where we needed to test, prime, service, and learn about the portable equipment carried on the trucks. This included chainsaws, blowers, etc. We have also been learning and dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. This has made our firefighters more careful in how they respond to calls, but it … Continue reading April 14th Meeting/Training Recap