The Adams Fire Department recently participated in an inter-agency Rapid Intervention Team training with the Cheshire Fire Department. Cheshire often serves in a mutual-aid capacity as Adams' RIT during structure fire calls. The trainings were held over two weeks with the first being held at the Adams station. Topics were conversions, drags, wall breaches and the Denver drill prop. The second week in Cheshire covered ladder and rope bail outs from a second floor window. Thank you to Chesire FD for the use of their materials and for hosting these benificial and important trainings. Additional photos from the training sessions can be found here.
For those on the rope rescue team, here is a very nice collection of videos showing many aspects of what we are training in. Launched in 2007, ATAC TV's mission is to offer a central location for individuals to enjoy raw, unscripted, educational video content when, where and how they want it. Industry recognized experts within each topic will act as technical advisors and talent to ensure that all information presented is accurate and best in class. Highly recommended viewing. ATAC - Ropes and Repelling
Alain Comeau of New England Mountain Guides put on an all day rope rescue basics class this past Saturday. The focus of the class was performing steep angle rescue techniques with the materials that we currently possess. We also looked at some of the newer technologies and tools of the trade.
The Alerts are in the midst of a month-long session of Haz-Mat training. Three classroom sessions will cover a refresher of the basics and one field evolution with Mass Decon trailer out of North Adams round out the schedule.