Today our recruits had lectures in what type of departments and companies make up the fire service, what different trucks are used (i.e. pumpers, tankers, ladders, etc.), and the personal protective equipment (PPE) that firefighters wear. This included a demonstration of the steps that a firefighter goes through upon responding to a fire call and explaining what each piece of equipment – from bunker gear to breathing apparatus (SCBA Self Contained Breathing Apparatus) – is used for and properly worn. In the afternoon the junior firefighters marched down to the waterfront were they got a hands on demonstration, taking charge and controlling live hose lines and spraying water into the Hudson.
The Cold Spring Fire Company in connection with the Town of Philipstown Recreation Department will be holding their 9th Annual Junior Firefighter Academy this week. Classes begin at 9am each day and end at 3pm. So if you see a line of new recruits doing pushups on St. Mary’s lawn, or jogging up Main Street – honk your horn or give a wave!
*Interested in volunteering? Fill out an application, stop by on one of our drill nights (every Tuesday @ 7:30pm) or give us a call 265-9241