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3rd Annual Explorer Camp Out Today! 08-19-17

posted Aug 19, 2017, 8:12 AM by Chili Fire Post 546   [ updated Aug 19, 2017, 8:12 AM ]

Chili Fire Explorers will be enjoying a well deserved day off from training this Saturday morning.  Instead, today marks the 3rd annual explorer camp out behind the fire department pavilion at Company #1.  Explorers will cook out, pitch tents, play games and enjoy a campfire.  At their request, their morning breakfast will be breakfast pizza.

Ladders and Ventilation 08-05-17

posted Aug 5, 2017, 12:09 PM by Chili Fire Post 546   [ updated Aug 5, 2017, 12:10 PM ]

The first part of the morning the Chili Fire Explorers learned about raising and lowering ground ladders, window entry and exit, and ladder placement. The last hour of training was spent on axe work and how to open up a roof.  Click on the photo below for more pictures from today's training or go to our Photo Gallery page for more pictures.

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SCBA Overview 07-29-17

posted Jul 29, 2017, 11:47 AM by Chili Fire Post 546   [ updated Jul 29, 2017, 11:47 AM ]

The Chili Fire Explorers trained on the SCOTT 5.5 airpacks that the Chili Fire Department utilizes.  Newer explorers got to experience for the first time what it was like to breathe off an SCBA.  Click on the photo below for more pictures from today's training or go to our Photo Gallery page for more pictures.

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Search and Rescue 07-22-17

posted Jul 22, 2017, 11:19 AM by Chili Fire Post 546   [ updated Jul 22, 2017, 11:19 AM ]

This Saturday morning the Chili Fire Explorers drilled on search and rescue skills in the Chili Fire training tower.  First set of evolutions involved teams going in and searching multiple floors for victims and removing them.  Concepts covered were left- and right-hand searches, patient packaging and moving, and communication.  The second set of evolutions, the explorers were presented with a problem to solve.  Explorers were on the second floor with a victim, but the stairwells were no longer viable and a ladder was not to the window but the victim had to be removed immediately and all they had was rescue rope (training rope really) and hand tools.  The purpose was to have the explorer teams think fast and solve a problem with minimal time and rely on skills previously learned involving ropes and knots.  Click on the photo below for more pictures from today's training or go to our Photo Gallery page for more pictures.

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Hydrant and Hose 07-15-17

posted Jul 15, 2017, 12:07 PM by Chili Fire Post 546   [ updated Jul 15, 2017, 12:07 PM ]

The Chili Fire Explorers practiced making hydrants and reviewed the Blitz fire nozzle this Saturday.  The explorers did repetitive practice with the steps of setting up an initial hydrant water supply training some of our newer members that just joined the post.  Click on the photo below for more pictures from today's training or go to our Photo Gallery page for more pictures.

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Annual Car Wash Fundraiser 07-08-17

posted Jul 8, 2017, 12:21 PM by Chili Fire Post 546   [ updated Jul 8, 2017, 12:21 PM ]

Explorer Post 546 had their annual car wash fundraiser this morning.  The event was very successful and we would like to thank everyone who came and donated to the Explorer Post.  Click on the photo below for more pictures from today or go to our Photo Gallery page for more pictures.


RIT Concepts 06-17-17

posted Jun 17, 2017, 10:39 AM by Chili Fire Post 546   [ updated Jun 17, 2017, 10:39 AM ]

The Chili Fire Explorers practiced basic Rapid Intervention Team concepts this warm Saturday morning.  Explorers reviewed the basics of RIT guidelines, Mayday calls, and what tools to bring based on the Mayday call.  The rest of the training was hands-on practical scenarios on how to remove a distressed firefighter through holes in a floor or through a basement style window.  Due to the temperatures and humidity, all explorers were required to take breaks between scenarios at the cooling station or in the air conditioned truck and drink plenty of water.  Click on the photo below for more pictures from today's training or go to our Photo Gallery page for more pictures.

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Attack Lines 06-10-17

posted Jun 10, 2017, 1:09 PM by Chili Fire Post 546   [ updated Jun 17, 2017, 10:30 AM ]

The Chili Fire Explorers got outside to enjoy the good weather this morning and practiced stretching attack lines through a cone course and hitting a barrel setup as a target.  Eventually the Explorers took the concept to a competitive game of pushing the barrel with the attack lines back and forth in teams trying to score on the other team by pushing it past their goal.  Click on the photo below for more pictures from today's training or go to our Photo Gallery page for more pictures.

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2017 Monroe County Young Citizen of the Year Awards

posted Jun 6, 2017, 6:27 PM by Chili Fire Post 546   [ updated Jun 6, 2017, 6:51 PM ]

Explorer Chief TJ May and Past Explorer Chief Austin Saur received the 2017 Young Citizen of the Year Awards from Monroe County tonight for their dedication to public safety within Monroe County and the Chili Fire Department.  The Chili Fire Department is blessed to have so many young adults in their Explorer Post ranks that help keep the spirit of volunteerism alive.  Congratulations to our two Explorers recognized this year, as well as to all our Explorers at Chili Fire Department.  Click on the picture below for more from tonights's awards ceremony or go to our Photo Gallery page.

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Quint 4310 Overview 06-03-17

posted Jun 3, 2017, 3:15 PM by Chili Fire Post 546   [ updated Jun 17, 2017, 10:29 AM ]

The Chili Fire Explorers took advantage of a nice Saturday morning and learned about Quint 4310.  Topics covered how to setup the vehicle in order to operate the aerial ladder, the various safety features of the truck, and the hazards involved with operating an aerial ladder.  The Explorers were not allowed to climb the aerial but were able to take a ride in the bucket while wearing ladder belts that were connected to the bucket.  A few of our recruit firefighters demonstrated for the Explorers how to climb the aerial ladder while in full PPE and SCBA at the end of the drill.  Click on the picture below for more from today's training or go to our Photo Gallery page.

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