This week, FRFC Class 19-2 recruits have focused on search skills – from the classroom to hands-on practice. On the job, firefighters conduct primary search at a variety of fire incidents. The goal of primary search is to locate vicims and identify fire location. Primary search is completed on hands and knees. In this scenario, recruits are searching for a victim. As a team, they must work together to figure out building layout and victim location. Recruits use verbal cues to identify navigational directions and touch to ensure they stay together. Stickers are placed on face masks to resemble smoke or blackout conditions. This forces recruits to rely on senses other than sight. Instructors remain nearby to coach throughout the scenario and provide post-scenario feedback.
04 Oct 2019
PFA responds to a call about every 23 minutes and factors such as yesterday’s high winds can contribute to the
Engine 6 and Brush 6 were first to the scene of a grass fire at Riverbend Ponds Natural Area off