Reevaluating the target hazards in your first-due helps you keep pace with changes to these structures. Plus while en route to these targets, you may find a few more you didn't know existed previously. This week's drill provides the framework to conduct your own review of target hazards in your first-due.
While helicopter landings may occur infrequently in your jurisdiction, periodically reviewing your department's medevac helicopter operations will keep your members abreast of any changes in your department's or various medevac agencies' SOPs.
This week's drill is the second component of Howard A. Chatterton's two-part SCBA drill found in his Volunteer Training Drills-A Year of Weekly Drills. The drill's objective is to review the procedures for using SCBA and to develop proficiency in its use. Working as a team, members will search a large open area with aisles.
Search proficiency is a big part of safety and survival. This week's drill covers procedures for using SCBA and developing proficiency in its use. To achieve this proficiency, members will be timed as they don their protective gear including SCBA and will search a room in the dark while identifying certain obstacles as they come upon them.