Aug
14
2015

2 MEN GRADUATE FROM LOUDOUN ACADEMY

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Congratulations to Progress Wagon Driver Jarod Creamer and Engineman Phil Agostino on their graduation from Loudoun County Va Fire/Rescue Academy. Jarod and Phil were members of Recruit Class 31. Jarod is assigned to station 7 on C shift and Phil is headed to 3 on B shift. Job well done men, continue the tradition!
Aug
14
2015

FINAL DAY OF LIVE-IN ACADEMY

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Another Live-in Academy is in the books. Friday concluded the week with members being given numerous scenarios Friday morning and afternoon followed by live fire evolutions on the second floor of the burn building Friday night. With another year come and gone we can’t say thank you enough to a lot of people. Thank you
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Aug
13
2015

LIVE-IN ACADEMY DAY 5

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Today’s Live-In Academy switched gears a little and focused on auto accidents and vehicle rescue. River Drive Service Center was the site of today’s training which allowed members to work on different accident calls and go over vehicle stabilization and an introduction to vehicle rescue. Thank you to River Drive for setting up different scenarios
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Aug
12
2015

LIVE-IN ACADEMY DAY 4, DOOR POP, BOX ALARM

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Day 4 of LIA was a busy one for the volunteers. During morning session run-ins the men were introduced to victim rescues and searching off hand lines. After lunch, crews loaded up the basement and attic for the live burn session to be held Wednesday night. Once back at the station, the wagon and rescue
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Aug
11
2015

LIVE-IN ACADEMY DAY 3

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Day three of LIA15 is wrapping up. The day started out with run-ins today consisting of various types of calls including car fires, building fires, inside investigations, and a dumpster fire. After lunch the crews switched gears and went through stand-pipe operations and running the 300′s. On deck for this evening is an Engine Company
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Aug
10
2015

LIVE-IN ACADEMY DAY 2

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Day two of live-in academy is wrapped up. This morning picked up where yesterday left off with more line advancement drills. Crews were running lines to the attic and basement for the morning session. The afternoon session moved into moving lines up ladders and basic run-ins. During run-ins the new guys were introduced to working
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Aug
9
2015

LIVE-IN ACADEMY 2015 DAY 1

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Day one of live-in academy 2015 is in the books. The morning started out in house with gear and SCBA donning drills. Shortly after crews loaded up and went to HACC where hydrant hookups and the SCBA confidence maze were completed. Crews finished the morning session with an overview of MAYDAY procedures. After lunch bumper
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Jul
27
2015

1ST DUE BOX, REPORTED JUMPER AND PEOPLE TRAPPED

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Units from Progress and mutual aid were sent for a reported apartment building fire in the 32-1 box. Engine 32, 32-1, Truck 32, Chief 32-1 and 2 went enroute and were advised communications was getting multiple calls, reporting people trapped and that someone possibly jumped from the building. Units arrived with smoke showing and multiple
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Jul
25
2015

TOWER WORKS CITY 3RD ALARM

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This morning around 5am, Harrisburg City units were sent to Box 1-3 on Seneca Street for a house fire. Crews from the City arrived to find a well of 3 story brick with extension to a duplex with more exposure problems. Command quickly struck the 1st and 2nd alarms which brought Truck 32 to the
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Jul
21
2015

CONFINED SPACE/ROPE TRAINING WITH 37

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This evening the Wagon and Tower were out training with the crew of Rescue Squad 37 on confined space operations. Crews worked together through 2 evolutions including using the Aerial as a high point anchor.