On Saturday November 6th, 2010, we conducted an open enrollment Beyond the Academy: RIT/FAST Scenarios course hosted by the City of Beacon Fire Department in Beacon, New York.
This course was held at a building under renovation.
18 members were in attendance from 4 fire departments across 2 states. New York fire departments in attendance were: Beacon, Hughsonville and FDNY. Additionally 3 members from the Jamestown Fire Department (Rhode Island) attended.
Review of firefighter packaging, drags, carries and removal options
Scenario #1: Firefighter separated from a hose line
Scenario #2: Stairway Collapse with Firefighters Trapped
Scenario #3: Major Collapse with Multiple Firefighters Trapped Requiring Extrication
All 18 members of the course worked to their max, treating each incident as if it were real. A single firefighter removal is exhausting for an entire department, the brother’s that attended this course performed FOUR very intense and complicated removals in less than eight hours. NICE WORK BROTHERS!
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