The 2017 Fire School (the 16th annual) was, again, a huge success. About 100 dedicated instructors and firefighters spent a full weekend enhancing their skills at the recently constructed Station #11 in South Haldimand. Firefighters participated in Auto Extrication training sessions to fine-tune their skills (pictures below).
Thanks to community partners such as Rush’s Automotive for their part in providing vehicles for our exercises. It’s critical that our firefighters train continually to keep their skills sharp.
We welcomed 2017 with 13 new Haldimand County Fire Recruits – one of the largest classes the fire department has seen. After five months of ongoing training, the Fire School is where they put all of their skills to the test with practical scenarios. This group showed enthusiasm and accomplished an impressive amount over the weekend.
Some of our more senior firefighters participated in the Pumper Operations Course, which is offered annually.
New for 2017 was the introduction of a one-day incident Safety Officers course offered to Officers and Acting Officers. This course offered both theoretical and practical scenarios in managing the overall safety at an emergency scene.
Haldimand Fire recently conducted its live fire training at the newly constructed Grimsby Fire Department Training Facility. Fifty personnel participated in these exercises over three days. The students were engaged in several live fire scenarios that included advancing hose, deployment of ground ladders and victim removal.