Summer has gone and the fall training season is upon us. This is the time where we train our new recruits to be firefighters. This is not some backwoods training. we train our firefighters to the industry standard qualifications. If you go through our entire training program you will have the qualifications necessary to get a job at a career department.
Joining the fire department is extremely rewarding. I know I’m not alone in saying that I’ve gotten more out of the department than I’ve put in.
Please call myself (Doug Chinnery 335.3444) or our chief (Giff LaRose 335.1115) if you have any questions. There are applications available at the free post in the Fire Department box, or download one here.
Pat completes another module on his road to becoming a firefighter. Read about it in his latest blog entry.
It’s a jarring experience. You are jolted awake in wee hours of the morning by a screaming pager. You leave your warm bed, get dressed, and try to suppress the adrenaline surges so that you can safely get to the firehall. Pat experiences his first late night call out and tells us of the experience in his latest ‘blog entry.
Patrick tells us about commitment in his latest ‘blog entry.
Hear Pat tell all about it in his latest ‘blog entry.
In this week’s dispatch Patrick runs the big pipe in full gear. How did he do? See for yourself.
In this edition Pat talks about doing drills to get his time down for donning his turnout gear and air pack.
Patrick has put up the latest entry in his ‘blog. Make sure you check it out.
Our new recruit, Patrick Lui, has agreed to write a series of blog entries about his experiences going through the training process to become a fire fighter. Pat is an excellent writer and we’re thrilled to have him record his impressions for our web site. Check out his first entry here.
We’re excited to have Patrick Lui join the department this fall. Patrick is just the latest of our recruits to embark on a lifetime of training to improve his skills as a firefighter. Patrick will devote 2 evenings a week for the next 6 months to get the basic training required to become a firefighter.
He has already show his worth by finishing high in the pack in our yearly obstacle course and fitness test we call the “Firefighter Challenge”. Welcome aboard Patrick!