In service training with Paratech Rescue Struts Stabilization System. This system will allow us to better stabilize vehicles, lift vehicles off of another in the case of a roll over, and much more. These can also be used as a first response to building or trench collapse situations. We performed in service training on Monday night to get familiar with the new equipment before it goes in service. Simulating a motorcyclist or a person trapped underneath, we were able to successfully lift the front wheels of a large dump truck allowing EMS to remove the patient. Continue reading
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The Armonk Fire Department was invited along with Banksville FD to attend a tanker drill with Purchase FD at the Westchester County Airport. All three departments, including the airport crash rescue truck worked on setting up portable ponds, and drafting. … Continue reading
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We recently had an extrication drill using the new Hurst tools from Rescue 85. Firefighters learned different methods of performing an extrication. Some of the techniques we learned were how to remove the windshield, different methods of creating a purchase, door removals, … Continue reading
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The Fire Training Center in Valhalla (along with a satellite facility in Katonah) is where all Westchester volunteer fire departments send their members for basic training (Firefighter 1). In addition, there are dozens of other classes throughout the year that … Continue reading