On Saturday June 5th, 2021, Liberty Fire Company #2 held a hands-on training at Monroe County Fire School.
The members began their morning with a simulating living room fire behind a locked door. The firefighters had to forcibly open a simulated door, enter the room & extinguish the fire.
The firefighters next simulated a combined search & suppression of a second-floor apartment fire. One team suppressed a simulated kitchen fire. The other team did a search of an apartment for a possible victim.
The next scenario involved our engineers hooking up to a standpipe system using different threaded connections. This training allows our current & future engineers the ability to learn how to use different threads in simulated scenario. Once the engineers made the connections, Firefighters entered the second floor to extinguish a kitchen fire. The firefighters brought up a high-rise hose to connect into the building standpipe system.
The final simulation of the day was a basic search of a first-floor room. One team entered the building, did an initial search. As the first team was finishing up, a firefighter snuck in behind the first group and placed himself in a hidden location for the second team to find. The second team entered the building and found the hidden firefighter.
The firefighters took 15 to 20 minute breaks between simulations, due to the high heat.
These scenarios allow our firefighters to training in real life exercises, in a controlled environment.
The firefighters in attendance are Matthew Owens, Andrew Constable, Colby Constable, Frank Cutter, Gavin Sandt, Nate Owens, Matthew Albert, Jordan Borger, Lt. Matthew Pinto, Dave Owens, Todd Albert & Nick Patti.
Pictures by Matthew Pinto & Todd Albert.