Safety Officer Driving Drill – Company’s 1 and 2 (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter, Steve Blanchard) - October 28, 2023

Big thank you Fire Safety Officer Lauzon for putting on a well-attended and informative Fire Apparatus Driving Drill both this past Saturday and Sunday.  Numerous Firefighters attended the two-day driving exercise. Firefighters started with a classroom presentation, which included a very informative and to-the-point PowerPoint training lecture addressing DOT standards, POV vehicle responses, and firefighter safety.   A five-station practical driving course was set up to simulate various fire apparatus driving scenarios.  Firefighters practiced serpentine driving, multipoint turns, apparatus backing, and diminishing lane clearance. One of the stations was an electric vehicle station.  Firefighters got a chance to see firsthand where the batteries and inverters were placed in the vehicle, what can be touched or cut if needed during an extrication and learn the precautions that need to be taken when working around these vehicles.  Great drill with a lot learned  (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter, Steve Blanchard)