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Vehicle Extrication and Lockouts 04-14-18

posted Apr 14, 2018, 10:53 AM by Chili Fire Post 546   [ updated Apr 14, 2018, 10:54 AM ]

The Chili Fire Explorers learned about vehicle extrications and vehicle lockouts this Saturday.  Explorers learned about shoring vehicles, vehicle operation safety and vehicle hazards.  Explorers did hands-on practice with shoring and also practiced vehicle lockouts.  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 and Air Consumption Test 04-07-18

posted Apr 8, 2018, 9:12 AM by Chili Fire Post 546   [ updated Apr 8, 2018, 9:12 AM ]

This Saturday the Chili Fire Explorers performed another task oriented air consumption test and reviewed SCBA maintenance and how to exchange SCBA bottles rapidly.  The explorers started out with the air consumption test by going up and down the three floors of the Chili training tower, strike a commercial size tire with an 8-lb. sledge hammer 10 times, carrying a small hose pack up and down the outer stairwell for another three floors, dragging a hose dummy between two cones that were about 25' apart, going through a quick portion of the maze, and finally performing forced entry.  After going through the various stages, the explorers learned about SCBA maintenance so that the SCOTT 5.5 packs could be returned to service and how to switch out bottles while the packs were still being worn.  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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Calling the Mayday 03-31-18

posted Mar 31, 2018, 11:42 AM by Chili Fire Post 546   [ updated Mar 31, 2018, 11:42 AM ]

The Chili Fire Explorers practiced firefighter down Mayday calls this Saturday.  Explorers learned about what details need to be provided such as Location, Unit, Name, Assignment/Air Supply, and Resources needed (LUNAR) to command.  The Personal Alarm Safety System (PASS) on the SCOTT airpacks was reviewed along with building side designations to help orient a firefighter to where they are in relation to where they entered.  Finally, the explorers practiced hands-on removal of a downed-firefighter in the maze building. 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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Tool Familiarization 03-24-18

posted Mar 24, 2018, 10:32 AM by Chili Fire Post 546   [ updated Mar 24, 2018, 10:32 AM ]

The Chili Fire Explorers reviewed tools that are carried on the engine and rescue.  Explorers further demonstrated how to setup a water evacuation slide with tarps, A-frame ladder, and pike poles.  Explorers also learned about the tools used to setup a RIT/FAST station.  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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Churchville Explorer Maze Joint Drill 03-22-18

posted Mar 24, 2018, 7:30 AM by Chili Fire Post 546   [ updated Mar 24, 2018, 7:30 AM ]

This past Thursday the Churchville Fire Department Explorer Post invited the Chili Fire Department Explorer Post to come over to their training maze for a joint drill.  The Chili Fire Explorers got the opportunity to meet fellow explorers and practice search and rescue in a maze structure they are not familiar with.  Opportunities for joint training are always important in a community that employs a mutual aid system such as Monroe County, and introducing this system to explorers is vital to their development as future recruit firefighters.  Thank you to the Churchville Fire Department, their explorer post advisors, and especially their Explorer Post for extending the invite.  We hope to return the favor soon.  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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Survival Skills 03-17-18

posted Mar 17, 2018, 12:41 PM by Chili Fire Post 546   [ updated Mar 17, 2018, 1:57 PM ]

The important topic of firefighter survival was learned this Saturday with Chili Fire Explorers and our newer Chili Firefighters.  Topics of how to use the SCOTT regulator and mask to still breathe when the SCBA fails or goes completely empty and how to hang from or escape out of a windows were practiced.  Discussion topics also covered best practices of what to do to prevent having to use survival skills such as knowing your air supply, proper nozzle patterns for the type of fire, and knowing your location within the structure.  The importance of keeping your gear clean and wearing your SCBA even during overhaul to prevent carcinogens from being absorbed was also discussed.  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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Ropes and Knots 02-24-18

posted Feb 24, 2018, 10:09 AM by Chili Fire Post 546   [ updated Feb 24, 2018, 10:10 AM ]

The Chili Fire Explorers practiced various knots used in the fire service and how they get used to accomplish tasks on the fire grounds.  Explorers then practiced with various tools the knots they learned and how they can be used to safely raise and lower tools.  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 02-17-18

posted Feb 17, 2018, 11:11 AM by Chili Fire Post 546   [ updated Feb 17, 2018, 11:12 AM ]

The Chili Fire Explorers trained some more on search and rescue concepts this Saturday.  This time the Explorers were drilling in the training tower with multiple teams on different floors.  Besides the basics of search and rescue, the Explorers also learned about the importance of radio communication with multiples teams being active, communication within their own team, and for some Explorers this was their first big drill utilizing 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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Hydrant and Hose 02-10-18

posted Feb 10, 2018, 1:04 PM by Chili Fire Post 546   [ updated Feb 17, 2018, 11:12 AM ]

The Chili Fire Explorers trained this Saturday on making hydrants, learned about various appliances and tools used in making hose connections, and the differences between smooth bore nozzles and variable nozzles.  Explorers also practiced on quickly deploying our rolled hose at the end of drill for fun.  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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Large Area Search Concepts 02-03-18

posted Feb 3, 2018, 1:57 PM by Chili Fire Post 546   [ updated Feb 3, 2018, 1:58 PM ]

The Chili Fire Explorers practiced concepts of large are search this morning for drill.  Explorers learned about the difference between a normal search of a residential room and large commercial floor plans such as supermarkets and gymnasiums.  Explorers then practiced some of the concepts in the pavilion having to find a mannequin, SCBA harness, and SCBA bottle.  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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