The weather held out for us today, as we traveled by coach bus across Putnam County to the Putnam County Bureau of Emergency Services building in Carmel. Here our recruits received a tour of the 911 center and the Emergency Preparedness Facility. Robert Cuomo and Adam Steibeling of PCBES, led our students through the facility, explaining the process behind what happens when someone dials 911 in Putnam County.
After leaving the PCBES Building our recruits were treated to a catered lunch at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Carmel – then marched next door to the Putnam County Fire Training Center where they were greeted by the Brewster Fire Department’s 11-5-1, 100′ tower ladder. After a short explanation of the ladder truck, our junior firefighter’s were each brought approximately 50′ in the air within the bucket of the ladder truck!
As the ladder demonstration was winding down, our last and final visitors arrived VIA AIR! The break in the weather allowed a window for the Westchester Medical Center STAT Flight helicopter to drop in for a visit and our recruits stood watch as the crew of the copter maneuvered their bird into the training center parking lot. After touch down, they were allowed to tour and crawl through the helicopter and ask questions of the pilot and crew.
In all it was a successful and eventful day!