Thursday, December 31, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
officer development, company level rescue techniques, and several mayday,
search and other hands on classes. Speak with your station officer and the training officer if you are interested in attending.
Friday, December 18, 2009
Region 3 Fire Training has scheduled the 2010 Conference for the weekend of January 30Th. (Unfortunately, this does conflict with the banquet). That said, the classes include: Pump Ops with Paul Spencer, a NFA Incident Safety Officer class, New Car Technology, Rope Rescue Operations, Air Management and Tricks of the trade with NW FOOLS. The full listing is available at www.region3fire.org If you are interested in attending please speak with your station officer and the training officer.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Our firefighter 1 candidates are burning through the skill tests so fast that the assistants are just standing around drinking coffee! Thanks to Paul Wagner and his associates for comming to the island to test our new members, plus one firefighter from Orcas.
Friday, November 13, 2009
Look for these new faces on the fire ground. Jenny Benedict, Donald Burpee, Jesse Kjoslo, Jeremiah Lord, and Noah Waldron completed their live fire training at North Bend. They will run the practice test this weekend, and the IFSAC certification test next weekend. Recruit Michael Griffin has completed the basic training course, and will certify at a later date.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Crews did a great job of containing the recent fire at Roche Harbor. While awaiting the arrival of the first engines defensive operations were initiated which saved a third boat from becoming fully involved. Once additional crews and equipment were available to shift the attack to the involved vessels. Thanks are due to the Resort staff, FHFD's FB Confidence, SJSO's Guardian, Vessel Assist, USCG, WA Dept. of Ecology, and others for providing an important part of the overall response.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
No word yet on the details of the fires or fire conditions. They may show up soon at http://www.inciweb.org/state/49/
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
"Excellent progress is being made toward containment of the Union Valley fire. Little smoke is coming from the fire area as crews continue to complete fire lines and begin mop up along the eastern flanks and around homes. Local residents have been allowed to return to their homes. The roads in the fire area remain closed to the public for their safety as well as fire fighters."
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
keeping the potential fire behavior under control. But if the heat continues we may get busy. Don't forget to drink plenty of water.
When your pager goes off it's too late to start.
Friday, July 24, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
If you have completed the EVAP refresher on the FireCoTraining site then all you need to do to re certify is schedule a check ride with an evaluator. Howitt is available on Mondays, Swanson on Tuesdays, Davies on Wednesday morning and Saturday afternoon, See on Wednesday afternoon, and Creesy on Fridays. Remember, you need to complete re-certification by July 31.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Sunday evening. Warmer and drier weather is expected.
"A Red Flag Warning is a forecast warning issued by the United States National Weather Service to inform area firefighting and land management agencies that conditions are ideal for wildland fire ignition and propagation."
Monday, June 29, 2009
An off road driving course was delivered earlier in the month. Firefighters Adam Ayers, David Billstrom, Michael Henderson, Brien Sesby, and Jason Wood took part in classroom, on road and off-road instruction.
Neither of these important events would have been possible without the support of the community. Thanks are due to Mike Ahreneius for sharing access to challenging off road driving, and to Will Hamilton and Roche Harbor Highlands for the extra work they put into making their network of roads available. Roche Harbor Water and Roche Harbor Village generously made their equipment and property available for both the driving class and the live fire training. A special thank you goes to the neighbors and disc golf players that endured the smoke and disruption during the live fire training
Friday, June 19, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Monday, June 1, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
Please come to the Monday June 1 drill with your wildland PPE and a pack. We are going to practice shelter deployment and then run the pack test. You won't have to give up a Saturday morning and you'll still qualify as a wildland firefighter! There are limited weights avaialable so, if possible, please load you pack ahead of time. Remember 3 miles, 45 lbs, 45 minutes.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Friendship Fire Company of Bressler/Swatara Township, PA. E41 arrived at a routine engine compartment fire which quickly changed. A line was stretched and crews worked to open the hood. A hood shock exploded and impaled FF M. Ofak in the right knee. EMS treated and transported him to Hershey Med. Trauma room where he was treated and spent the night. He luckily escaped without major injuries from the May 8, 2009 incident and is expected to make a full recovery. We all wish you a quick recovery.
You must complete the pack test before responding to any wildland calls.