Aug 282015
 

On Wednesday night, members of Mount Bethel, Community and Mt. Horeb Fire Companies participated in the collective Warren Twp. Fire Department drill. The topic of training was Stand-pipe operations – something that we don’t routinely get access to. A property owner in town was kind enough to arrange for access to their facility after hours and use it for training purposes. We deployed Mount Horeb’s Engine 61-2 to feed the stand-pipe while two mixed fire company teams were deployed into subdivision-2 (two stories below grade parking deck) and deployed two hand-lines into operations. The “charlie team” deployed and flowed water out the deck while the “alpha team” deployed to above floor (simulating operating below the fire level) and flowed water out of the deck as well. The opportunity to operate a non-simulated stand-pipe setup is an excellent opportunity and we all learned something from the drill!

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