Memorial Day Car Fire Training
 
By Lieutenant of Rescue Raymond Baker Jr.
May 28, 2018
 

This past Monday, the officers and firefighters of the Golden’s Bridge Fire Department attended the Golden’s Bridge Memorial Day parade and service, followed by a barbecue at the firehouse. Afterwards, members saw an opportunity to do some additional training. While we train regularly -(every Tuesday evening) we always try to practice our skills every chance we get. Under the command of Chief of Department James McManus, some of the skills that were practiced included officer leadership, hose line advancement and operation. Also reviewed were tactics for properly approaching and extinguishing vehicle fires, and apparatus pumping.

 
Units: GBFD-Car 2141, Car 2143, Engine 140
 
Lieutenant Baker Jr. opening up the car hood to give the hoseline crew access.
Lieutenant Baker Jr. opening up the car hood to give the hoseline crew access.
Firefighter/EMT Orlovitz on the nozzle of the hoseline.
Firefighter/EMT Orlovitz on the nozzle of the hoseline.
 
Lieutenant Baker Jr. going over engine fire tactics.
Lieutenant Baker Jr. going over engine fire tactics.
Water being applied to the engine compartment after access was made.
Water being applied to the engine compartment after access was made.
 
A overview of the attack crew during the operations.
A overview of the attack crew during the operations.
The hoseline crew attacks the fire as Lieutenant Baker Jr. watches over the operation.
The hoseline crew attacks the fire as Lieutenant Baker Jr. watches over the operation.
 
Lieutenant Baker Jr. teaching Probationary Firefighter Melillo how to force a car door with a Halligan
Lieutenant Baker Jr. teaching Probationary Firefighter Melillo how to force a car door with a Halligan
Lieutenant Baker Jr. making access to the passenger compartment.
Lieutenant Baker Jr. making access to the passenger compartment.
 
Another shot of the hoseline crew attacking fire after access was made to the engine compartment.
Another shot of the hoseline crew attacking fire after access was made to the engine compartment.
The hoseline crew attacking the fire.
The hoseline crew attacking the fire.