Monday, May 10, 2010 - Members of Fire Patrol and Rescue Co.1 and Harry Howard Hook and Ladder Co.1 spent the evening training at the Fire Training Center in Valhalla, NY. During the first session, members practiced searching the MASK confidence course. The MASK confidence course simulates specific situations where firefighters have been killed in the past. A few examples are low hanging wires which can become entangled in your gear, crawling through a narrowed passage-way and low clearance areas all require you to shift your air pack around in order to pass. The second session included everything in session one except firefighters had to keep moving around until they experienced complete loss of air. Thank you to everybody who showed up and to Rescue Captain Joe Alimena and Ladder 1st Lieutenant Chris Kassas for planning the drill.
Written By Fire Patrol & Rescue Co.1