Training Equipment Donated to Department By Coleman Tool Company
Recently the UGYFD found its old smoke machine had reached a life beyond repair. Chief Czerniak spoke with Mike Coleman explaining how important this device was especially with the upcoming opportunity of extensive training in the old Storm Hall dormitory just before it was scheduled for demolition. The Coleman’s made a quick decision and agreed to donate this learning tool to the Department in time for extensive use at the Hall to practice a variety of firefighting techniques and procedures and welcomed members from Kansasville and South Shore Fire Departments as well in training in a real environment with conditions mimicking real fire scenarios.
Over the days of May 16th – May 19th, over 51 hours were spent by over 25 fire fighters practicing techniques and procedures to provide ventilation, complete room searches, hose movement, oversee incident command, do overhaul, completed rescues, try rappelling, show vehicle placement, experiences limited access, work wall breaches, and involve in building construction overview.
With the new smoke machine, true conditions of reduced visibility were made possible while no damage to the structure or surroundings took place.