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Monthly Archives: April 2015

Hands on training- thanks to Keenan Motors

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Steve Lee practices with a chain saw on a soon-to-be-demolished structure.

 

 

At the old Doylestown Lumber on Weds., April 22., members of the fire company gathered for a hands-on training session.  We were able to use the facility thanks to the generosity of Keenan Motors, who are developing the site for a new Mercedes-Benz dealership.

There were two parts of the training- a challenge course and power saw operation.

A series of obstacles was set up in a large room in one of the buildings for fire fighters to simulate crawling in a building on a search and rescue mission. Next, some of the old wood barn structures were cut up as training with gas-powered saws.
We often ask for permission to use structures that are going to be demolished so our firefighters can get hands-on, real-world training with tools and personal safety gear. Thanks to everyone who has allowed us to hold these valuable trainings that help keep the residents and our firefighters safe!

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Pre-training briefing.

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Battalion 19 Jim Shepard helps Don Talenti with the now blinded SCBA mask.

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BC 19 leads the first group up the ramp to the challenge course.

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Rich Priolo and Don Talenti navigate the course.

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Don Talenti exits the tube.

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Deputy 19 Mike Wood prepares the second group for the course.

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Dan Hinkle works with Rich Priolo on power saw operation.

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Steve Lee removes part of a wall.

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Sam Tilley works to remove some wall parts.

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Dan Hinkle watches Sam Tilley use the power saw.

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Dan Hinkle reviews the nights training.