Rural Water Supply Drill Keeps PFC Firefighters Sharp
On Saturday both Engines with 10 members attended a rural water supply drill hosted by Station 11 (Nashville) along with numerous surrounding companies.
As a rural fire company, we try to attend all rural water supply trainings that we are invited to, especially with the lack of fire hydrants in Heidelberg Township. This is how we keep our skills up to establish a water supply.
Engine 53-2 hauled multiple loads of water. This involves arriving at the dump site, dumping the 2,500 gallons of water from the tank, proceeding to the fill site to be refilled and returning to the dump site to do it all over again until the fire would be out.
Engine 53-1 was rotated into the dump site, drafting from the portable ponds to supply the ‘fire attack’. Engine 53-1 has the capability to pump 2,000 gallons of water per minute. While that capacity is not feasible in these evolutions, the large pump is beneficial.
Lessons were learned and skills were refreshed. We thank Station 11 for the invite.