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Ladders 04-22-17

posted Apr 22, 2017, 10:40 AM by Chili Fire Post 546   [ updated Apr 22, 2017, 10:40 AM ]

The Chili Fire Explorers trained on ladders back in the training grounds this weekend.  Explorers learned various ladder placements, ladder carries, entry and exit methods, and how to perform a ladder slide.  Click on the picture below for more from today's training or go to our Photo Gallery page.

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Search and Rescue 04-15-17

posted Apr 15, 2017, 10:19 AM by Chili Fire Post 546   [ updated Apr 15, 2017, 1:44 PM ]

The Chili Fire Explorers did search and rescue training today in the training tower. The training tower was charged with fake smoke and the Explorers practiced doing primary and secondary searches of the first and second floors with mannequins placed in various locations that they needed to locate and remove.  Click on the picture below for more from today's training or go to our Photo Gallery page.

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Hose Line Advancement 04-08-17

posted Apr 8, 2017, 10:25 AM by Chili Fire Post 546   [ updated Apr 8, 2017, 10:26 AM ]

The Chili Fire Explorers practiced various hose line advancement today.  Teams broke up and practiced regular advancements outside as well as practicing taking a fully charge attack line in the training tower up and down multiple floors and  through multiple rooms.  Click on the picture below for more from today's training or go to our Photo Gallery page.

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RIT Training 04-01-17

posted Apr 1, 2017, 10:46 AM by Chili Fire Post 546   [ updated Apr 1, 2017, 10:48 AM ]

Chili Fire Explorers practiced Rapid Intervention Team training this Saturday morning.  Explorers practiced skills such as packaging and searching for downed firefighters in the maze, as well as removing downed firefighters through basement window using an attic ladder.  Click on the picture below for more from today's training or go to our Photo Gallery page.

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Rescue 4318 Tool Familiarization 03-25-17

posted Mar 25, 2017, 12:39 PM by Chili Fire Post 546   [ updated Mar 25, 2017, 12:40 PM ]

The Chili Fire Explorers learned about the various functions of Rescue 4318 and the tools carried by the apparatus.  Explorers went through water rescue suits, water pumps,  how to setup up a hanging fan, how to setup a water evacuation slide, and how generators are used to power equipment.  The Explorers also held their monthly meeting and handed out newly painted Cairns 1010 helmets to replace the old 660 helmets.  Click on the picture below for more from today's training or go to our Photo Gallery page.

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Hydrant and Hose 03-18-17

posted Mar 18, 2017, 11:46 AM by Chili Fire Post 546

The Chili Fire Explorers drilled on hydrant and hose skills this Saturday morning.  Timed drills were done with two-person and one-person teams making a basic hydrant setup.  Explorers also practiced hose bed loads, front suction connection, big fire hook-up, learned about Blitz fire nozzles and deck guns, and the differences between laying-in and laying-out from the fire scene.  Click on the picture below for more from today's training or go to our Photo Gallery page.

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Mayday Drill 03-04-17

posted Mar 4, 2017, 1:33 PM by Chili Fire Post 546

The Chili Fire Explorers practiced Mayday drills in the training maze this Saturday.  Prior to going to the maze the Explorer Officers did a review of the acronym LUNAR and performing right- and left-hand searches.  In the maze, the explorers experienced entanglement hazards, practiced calling out a Mayday, and how to attempt self-rescue and team-rescue with entanglement scenarios.  Click on the picture below for more from today's training or go to our Photo Gallery page.

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Ropes and Knots 02-25-17

posted Feb 25, 2017, 10:46 AM by Chili Fire Post 546   [ updated Feb 25, 2017, 10:47 AM ]

Chili Fire Explorers spent the rain soaked Saturday morning practicing their rope and knot skills.  Knots such as the figure-eight, butterfly, bowline, handcuff and hitches were practiced.  The Explorers also got a surprise visit from a former Explorer who was an exchange student from Sweden a couple years ago who came back to visit this week.  The Explorers finished off the day by holding their monthly meeting.  Click on the picture below for more from today's training or go to our Photo Gallery page.

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Large Area Search 02-18-17

posted Feb 18, 2017, 11:40 AM by Chili Fire Post 546   [ updated Feb 18, 2017, 11:40 AM ]

The Chili Fire Explorers practiced some large area search concepts in the truck bay of Company #1.  The truck bay was filled with fake smoke and the SCBA masks were covered over with clear plastic wrap to make it difficult to see.  The Explorers had to search the truck bay for specific items along with a five gallon plastic bucket to put them all in, and then make it back to their entry point.  Click on the picture below for more from today's training or go to our Photo Gallery page.

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Hose Competition Fun 02-11-17

posted Feb 11, 2017, 10:33 AM by Chili Fire Post 546   [ updated Feb 11, 2017, 10:34 AM ]

Chili Fire Explorers had some fun competition style training this Saturday.  The Explorers started out reviewing hydrants and forcible entry techniques as the trucks were out on a call.  Explorers then competed with each other doing hose roll-outs and connecting the couplings together while being timed.  Click on the picture below for more from today's training or go to our Photo Gallery page.

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