June is here, and things are heating up (pun distinctly intended) in the Fire Department. We have had several fires, as well as several training opportunities. Our Driver/Operators were able to attend HOT drills in Helena, Montana this past month, which prepares them for response to aircraft incidents at our airport. This training is required by the FAA and helps them hone their skills regarding aircraft firefighting.
We also have had the chance to use the Drager live burn trailer, which gives us the opportunity to practice interior fire attack. We are able to use it to practice multi-story fires, basement fires, building collapse, and forcible entry. A big thank you goes to our training officer Josh Kliegl for setting it up and assisting with the training!
Now that rules are relaxing regarding COVID-19, we were able to bring our newest firefighters (Beau Pullin, Cody Albert, and Luke Frantz) before City Council and have them complete their oath as firefighters. This is an exciting time for them as they continue their career with the City and the Department.
That is all from the Fire Department, until next month – stay safe!