Tonight members continued from last month on Search, SCBA, Forcible Entry and Saw review. The basics and being proficient are one of the keys to success.
Volunteers from the Oradell FD, River Edge FD, Leonia FD, and Bergenfield FD spent the day in Oradell with PL Vulcan Training who presented their Man vs Machine Program, a lecture and hands-on training opportunity focused on methods for emergency ring removal, meat grinder accidents, rescue from impalement situations, cutting steel with an acetylene torch, among other topics. Our firefighters are now better equipped and trained to handle these unique situations.
The Oradell Fire Department and River Edge Fire Department joined forces today to demonstrate to this year’s River Dell Junior Police Academy recruits some of the equipment and operations of the fire department and how we contribute to the world of public safety. Both departments also demonstrated the role of the fire department at a motor vehicle crash.
During some training last night, firefighters compared the speed and agility of a manual saw versus a battery powered saw when cutting a vehicle’s windshield. During motor vehicle crashes, firefighters often remove the front windshield to help free trapped occupants.