Today Ex-Chief Kahill and FF Vanvalkenburgh finished up an intense 40 hour course (ERD1) with Notheast Public Safety Divers. Today’s drill in the Monksville Reservoir included removing masks while switching to alternate air sources and performing search patterns. Members from Mahwah, Ringwood and Parsippany also participated.
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.