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A communication has been received from Hollis B. Hefford of Ashburton, New Zealand, in which he writes, “Can you put me in touch with a member of a volunteer fire department so that I might compare notes as to training and so forth. I am especially interested in fire department tournaments and contests." Graettinger, Ia., to Have New Siren.—The council of Graettinger, Ia., has purchased a Federal siren.
With the volunteer firefighter finding it harder to meet increasing demands on his time, the training officer's ability to train new recruits is becoming more vital to the survival of the volunteer service.
Effective cooperation between municipal and industrial fire fighting teams was demonstrated recently at the Pearl River, N.Y., plant of the Lederle Laboratories Division, American Cyanamid Company, when fire companies and ambulance corps from the neighboring towns of Pearl River and Nanuet joined the Company's fire department in a fast-moving combined drill.
The Columbus, Neb., Volunteer Fire Department believes in year-round training in the use of masks, according to Lowell B. Grimes, Chief Instructor. He maintains that every town should have a group of men trained as a “mask crew” in its fire department, to cope with modern fire attack strategy, and the dangerous fumes and gases which are by-products of this chemical era.
In the volunteer fire service today there is an ever-increasing need for well-trained, efficient fire fighters. However, many smaller departments often lack the facilities and personnel to conduct effective, low-cost training within limited budgets. Such was the plight of the Carlisle, Pa., Fire Department.
More and more firefighters succumb to heart-related injuries each year. This week's drill will provide members with an opportunity to evaluate their own physical fitness and create a goal-setting worksheet.
Specifically, the drill covers procedures for getting on and off roofs, for moving around on sloped roofs, for evaluating the stability of a roof structure, and for fine-tuning emergency procedures in case you become trapped on a roof.
A study presented at the November 11 American Heart Association Scientific Sessions showed that AEDs in public places, combined with training, can double cardiac arrest survival rates.
While not every fire department will respond to EMS calls for burns, department personnel during the course of extinguishing a fire can come across an occupant who has suffered burns or may even have to treat a fellow firefighter for burns sustained at a fire.
The way we proceed with our job can impact these investigations--unknowingly destroying the evidence required to prove the fire was not unintentionally set, for example.