On Tuesday, April 12, 2016,
the East Greenbush Fire Department conducted live fire training which
was held at our fire headquarters. District line officers were able
to secure an instructor and support staff as well as a propane truck
for the burn evolution. The support staff and propane for the
evening were provided by John Ray & Sons.
The drill started with
line officers and members setting up supply and attack lines as well as
securing the area. Once the drill site was prepared, members moved inside
to conduct a brief refresher class on how to deal with propane emergencies.
At the conclusion of the refresher class, members were broken up into four groups,
each being assigned a Captain. Throughout the course, each group was able to
participate in four live fire situations. For each burn, members had to work
as a group to shut off a propane tank that was actively leaking and on fire.
The fire district would like to thank John Ray & Sons as well as the instructor
and support staff that came and put on the training.