For drill this past Wednesday night (May 3, 2023), the firefighters of Co 1 and Co 3 teamed up to practice more advanced nozzle techniques and rapid fire attack drills while getting our pump operators some time on the panel.
While most residential structure fires are managed with 1 or 2 medium attack lines, fire conditions occasionally require the deployment of large caliber 2 1/2″ lines. Even less frequently, the opportunity presents itself for the first arriving engine to make use of the engine-mounted deck gun.
Using either of those tools requires close (and rapid) coordination between the firefighters on the rig, with little room for errors. Everyone must know their job and be prepared to act quickly. It is an advanced technique that requires practice and repetition.
After training like Wednesday night, our firefighters are capable of delivering over 500 gallons of water per minute into a fire less than 30 seconds after the rig comes to a stop.
This just adds another tool to the toolbox of options our firefighters can reach for in protecting the residents of Mahwah.
Check out some of our recent drills…
Hose Deployment Drill
Tower Ladder Operations
Drill Night: Hitting The Hydrant
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