National Volunteer Fire Council's Firefighter Health Week starts August 16. Check here for more information: www.healthy-firefighter.org/index.php?id=720
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
The local fire danger rating will be increased to moderate on Thursday July 22. Given the number of escaped recreational, slash, and trash fires the past few weeks we may be in for a busy season. If you want to be on the list of personnel available for State Mobe, and haven't contacted the Chief or AC, please do so soon. The last two weeks of July and first two weeks of August are often the busiest time for these calls.
Monday, July 12, 2010
Lt. Lean located the missing person during yesterday's search of the Roche Harbor Highlands and Mitchell Hill DNR property; way to go Hero! The wildland driver operator class which several people complete last month paid off. We had resources off road at the Roche Harbor Farm, Roche Harbor Highlands, Mitchell Hill, Sunrise Ridge and Three Corner Lake Rd. Putting their pack test and PAT endurance in practice there were also crews on foot in the DNR area. Thanks are also due to the Sheriff's deputies on foot and off road, National Parks for providing gate access and to Will Hamilton for Highlands gate access both by Knox box and forcible entry.
Friday, July 2, 2010
Monday, June 7, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
It's pack test time again! Logistics is running pack tests at 08:00 on June 5 & 12. There will be another on June 19. We will be running the Wildland class test at 08:00 on June 26. This will be you last chance to test this year.
Friday, May 7, 2010
Just in case you haven't checked the FireCo Training site's drill schedule, the Physical Ability Test is schedueld for June 14 (Stations 34, 35 & 36) and June 28 (Stations 31, 32, 33 & 37).
Information on each of the tasks that make up the test may be found at www.sjifire.org/PDFs/PAT%20Instructions.pdf
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
Each of the Firefighter 2 candidates burned through the skill sheets during Saturday's testing. Evaluators came from South Whidbey and North Whidbey to make the certification possible. We should officially hear from the State Fire Marshal's office in a few weeks, but everyone is confident that the written exams also went well. Thanks to Jenny Benedict, Jesse Kjolso, Jeremiah Lord, and Noah Waldron for all of their work in achieving Firefighter 2 certification. Thanks also to Michael Griffin for participating in the class.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
The Firefighter 2 class spent the last weekend at the State Fire Training Academy at North Bend. They ran numerous initial attack scenarios in the warehouse, little room and on the fourth floor. Primary search evolutions in the house prop followed the team work required for "Cars at the Curb"
Friday, January 22, 2010
Thursday, January 7, 2010
The 2010 Firefighter 2 class schedule has been posted on www.firecotraining.com The classroom portion has been slightly reduced to allow for a weekend at North Bend. You can register for the class online or contact the training office.
A two day class on instructional skills, part of an IFSAC Instructor 1 presentation, is scheduled for April 17 & 18. Lt. Marybeth O'Leary of Snohomish Fire & Rescue will work with students on classroom and drill ground presentation skills.
Later, a skills workshop in which participants will help each other further develop instructional skills will be followed by a test prep class. The whole process leading to an IFSAC Instructor certification. The schedule details will be worked out with the participants. This will be a great workshop for new and currently certified instructors.