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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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Vehicle Entry and Extrication Concepts 05-20-17

posted May 20, 2017, 8:46 PM by Chili Fire Post 546   [ updated May 20, 2017, 8:46 PM ]

With the weather warming up and calls starting to come in for locked vehicles with animals or children inside, the Chili Fire Explorers decided to train on how to make entry into locked vehicles as well as reviewing other vehicle extrication concepts this Saturday morning.  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 in the Truck Bay 05-13-17

posted May 13, 2017, 12:08 PM by Chili Fire Post 546   [ updated May 13, 2017, 12:08 PM ]

The Chili Fire Explorers practiced large area search and following hose lines to navigate through an open-area course.  During the various evolutions, the explorers had to find a set number of hand tools, collect them in a bucket and take it with them while staying on the appropriate hand line.  Explorers also had to practice doing an escape during the course and make sure that they did not hand up losing members of their team or ending up on an incorrect hose line.  Some of our recruit firefighters came up and practiced along with our explorers as well.  Click on the picture below for more from today's training or go to our Photo Gallery page.

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MCFEA Meeting at North Greece 05-11-17

posted May 11, 2017, 7:09 PM by Chili Fire Post 546   [ updated May 13, 2017, 12:09 PM ]

The Chili Fire Explorers attended the Monroe County Fire and EMS Exploring Association meeting at North Greece FD.  The explorers did a competition skill following the meeting based on hose deployment and navigating a basketball through a cone course using a charged hose line.  The Chili Fire Explorers came in with the winning time of 42 seconds.  The Chili Fire Explorers also got to put a pie in to the face of the West Side BSA Exploring Executive for winning the recruitment challenge for the end of last year along with North Greece doing it to the East Side BSA Exploring Executive.  Click on the picture below for more from today's event or go to our Photo Gallery page.

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Maze Search and Rescue 05-06-17

posted May 6, 2017, 12:38 PM by Chili Fire Post 546   [ updated May 6, 2017, 12:39 PM ]

The Chili Fire Explorers practiced navigating through the maze at the Chili Fire Training Grounds this Saturday morning.  Explorers had to navigate the maze in the dark to find a victim and then package the victim and bring them back out of the maze.  As the explorers navigated the maze they had to practice SCBA escapes, communication over the radio to command, and teamwork.  Click on the picture below for more from today's training or go to our Photo Gallery page.

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CPR 04-29-17

posted Apr 29, 2017, 11:53 AM by Chili Fire Post 546   [ updated May 6, 2017, 12:40 PM ]

The Chili Fire Explorers attended an AHA BLS CPR and AED training this Saturday at the Chili Fire Department.  Explorers who attended the class received training and certification in Adult, Child and Infant CPR along with AED training.  This also happened to be Recruit NY weekend, and during the class the explorers were filmed for a Channel 13 News spot about the Recruit NY initiative.  Click on the picture below for more from today's training or go to our Photo Gallery page.

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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