Volunteer firefighters sharpen skills at regional fire school
By Eric Wildstein
Sun, 16 Mar 2014 00:04:38 GMT — Volunteer firefighters in Northwest Ohio got a taste of some simulated action on Saturday during a training session in Bowling Green. About 25 volunteer firefighters from nearly 20 local departments participated in several drills that simulated conditions during a real fire. Those who attended the free Regional Fire School training learned how to suit up, use their breathing apparatuses and effective communications strategies. â??Stuff like this is great, the next time Iâ??m in a fire maybe I can maybe relate back to something I learned today,â?? said Kailen Starkweather, a three-year volunteer firefighter with the Wauseon Fire Dept. He continued, â??Working with other departments, Iâ??m learning how to work with someone Iâ??ve never worked with before which makes it nice too.â?? The training also employed the use of human dummies to teach volunteers how to pull a body from a fire in a search and rescue mission.
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