March 2022 Fire Dept. Newsletter

March is here and spring is right around the corner!  We have been busy over at the Fire Department getting all of our newer firefighters trained.  We had the privilege of training on a house donated to us by Amalgamated Sugar.  We were able to practice ventilation, ladders, searches, forcible entry, radio communications, and several other disciplines on the structure.  All of the training culminated in our newest employees getting to participate in live-fire training, which helps to show fire behavior and fire control and extinguishment techniques.  Thanks, Amalgamated for the opportunity!

We also were able to send several people to the Southern Idaho Fire Academy in Paul and were able to get training in rope rescue and bomb threat management and response. This training is invaluable at increasing our collective skillset and helping us be ready for the unexpected.

As the weather warms up and the outside becomes more inviting, we would like to remind everyone to continue to stay prepared for inclement weather while traveling and participating in outdoor activities. Making sure to have some extra layers, snacks, and water may seem unnecessary, but we have been on several falls and weather exposure calls that have reminded us that the weather hasn’t completely given up winter yet!  That’s all from the Fire Department, and until next month – stay safe!

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