Recruit Training SCBA Practical – Carver Fire Department Training Facility - February 17, 2007

OK, you read the required chapters, listened to the lectures and even did jumping jacks on the apparatus floor in full gear and breathing apparatus, now it is time to show the instructors how good you are. Three hours on a Saturday morning crawling in, around, and through the maze with the facepiece of the mask obscured to simulate smoke is more work than anyone expected! And in the fire service work is only half a word, because everything is TEAMWORK if your gonna survive in this business. Then if all that doesn’t put enough pressure on you, the Chief stops by, gears up and crawls through the maze with you. The best part is that he was very impressed with how well you did. (Photo’s by Firefighter Gerry Farquharson)