Training with Jefferson and Pleasant Hill
Station 53 participated in a training April 18th with Jefferson Volunteer Fire Company (47) and Pleasant Hill Volunteer Fire Company (52.) Crews started at 0700 with breakfast and a talk through at Station 47 before moving to the Carnival Grounds in Jefferson for hydrant and Humat Valve operations.
Upon completion of that portion of the training, all crews traveled to Station 53 for the rural water operations portion of the day. Crews trained on the new 5 way manifold that will be carried on Engine 53-1, clappered LDH siamese operations, establishing a dump site and establishing a fill site. Engine 53-2 and Tanker 47 shuttled water from the former Hayrick Rd bridge where Engine 53-1 had set up a fill site. At Station 53, the siamese was used with Engine 53-2 initially supplying Engine 47-2. At the same time, the portable pond from Engine 53-2 was set up. Tanker 47 dumped into the pond and left to go back to the fill site, starting the tanker shuttle. Engine 52-1 established a draft from the portable pond, pumping into the other side of the siamese and taking over the supply for 47-2. Engine 53-2 then left to go to the fill site. Both Tanker 47 and Engine 53-2 hauled multiple loads of water and several different scenarios were drilled. While we did not set up the fill site exactly as we would for a fire because doing so would have had hose over active railroad tracks, we are confident that with just the two tankers alone hauling water we would have been able to sustain a flow of 580 gallons of water per minute. Upon completion of the training evolutions lunch was served, a review was conducted and more trainings were discussed. Thanks to Station 47 and 52 for a great day of training for all involved!