Deputy’s Structure Fire Drill (Fire Company’s 1 and 3)- CFD Training Facility (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter, Rick Leopardi) - October 24, 2020

Fire Company’s 1 and 3 got a turn at the Deputy’s Structure Fire Drill this past Saturday morning.  This year, Deputy Germaine design a live fire training exercise geared to simulating a full Structure Fire Response scenario.  Fire crews responded from our old Fire Headquarters, located at 112A Main Street, with three Engine Company’s, a Heavy Rescue Company, and a Tanker to a reported smoke in the building at our Training Facility, located at 99 Main Street.  First in crews encountered smoke showing from the first floor of our three story training building. Orders were given to make entry through our forcible entry door prop, conduct a quick primary search of the first floor and move on to fire extinguishment.  The second due Engine Company was ordered to search the second floor of the building, where there was a report of multiple trapped occupants, while the third Engine Company was assigned to Water Supply, drafting out of our underground 20,000 gallon onsite water tank.  The Tanker would then shuttle water from the water supply Engine to the fire attack Engine.  The Rescue Company was assigned to ventilation and ordered to ventilate the lower training building roof prop.  With the cooperation of Carver EMS, a EMS/Rehab Sector was established, with all CFD personnel transitioning through the Rehab Sector at least once during the exercise.  A complete structure fire scenario was run three times, with ten live burns completed throughout the morning.  This is the fourth year we have been able to conduct the live structure fire trainings at our facility.  Every time a CFD firefighter can hone their live fire skills working under real fire conditions, raises our firefighters confidence when they are working the real thing!  (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter, Rick Leopardi)