The Massachusetts Fire Academy Live Burn Training Trailer visited Adams Tuesday. The prop features gas fed fires that can be used to simulate kitchen, bedroom and basement fires as well as roll-over conditions. For many of our younger members, this was their first up-close view of actual fire conditions. Members from the Dalton Fire Department also participated in the training. More photos here.
Lieutenant Therrien helped mix up the winter drill blues with a couple of creative learning experiences involving floor hockey and legos...not together mind you. We documented some of the exciting and riveting action in video and photos...Click the photo below to check out more!
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.