Personal Safety Systems Training – 12/1/16

December 1, 2016 – On Thursday night, the first group of LH Firefighters began hands-on training with the new personal safety systems which were recently purchased.  Over the next month, all LH Firefighters will undergo several hours of hands-on training on the escape system.  All Firefighters recently completed a classroom presentation on the importance of the system, it’s components, and

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Stabilization Training – 8/16/16

August 16, 2016 – On Tuesday night, the topic for drill for the evening was vehicle stabilization.  Members trained using a scenario in which a vehicle was overturned.  This scenario proves to be a bit more challenging for firefighters as they have to use additional tools and techniques in order to stabilize the vehicle before they can safely work to

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Airbag Training – 4/19/16

April 19, 2016 – On Tuesday night, firefighters gathered at Station 1 to put the tools they reviewed during last weeks training session to work.  Firefighter trained on 2 different scenarios.  The first scenario was a training prop known as an “lifting maze.”  The maze is constructed of steel and the goal is to utilize airbags and cribbing to successfully move a ball

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Airbag Training – 4/12/16

April 12, 2016 – On Tuesday evening firefighters began the first night of a 2 night training session on the use of high and low pressure air bags.  Drill was conducted at Station 1 and consisted of a review of the airbags and components carried on Rescue 200 along with a refresher on placing this equipment in service on the scene

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Foam Training – 2/23/16

February 23, 2016 – Tonight members gathered in the classroom to review firefighting foam.  The class was led by Gary Baker, a retired Captain from the Bridgeport Fire Department.  Captain Baker covered all aspects of foam, including the different types of foam used in firefighting, the appliances used to create foam, as well as the techniques that firefighters can use to apply

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Cold Water Rescue Training – 2/16/16

February 16, 2016 – Tonight the members were out at Kaatz Pond located next to the VFW Hall near Whitney Avenue to apply the skills that were discussed during last week’s training session.  Members donned the ice rescue suits and used the equipment that is carried on the apparatus to perform rescues of victims trapped out on the ice and

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Cold Water Rescue Training – 2/9/16

February 9, 2016 – On Tuesday night members gathered at Station 1 to discuss and review cold water rescue.  The drill was led by Assistant Chief Greg Sanfanandre.  Assistant Chief Sanfanandre covered several topics including donning and doffing cold water rescue gear, strategies and tactics to reach and rescue victims trapped in the water, and the tools carried on the

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