On Thursday June 14, 2012 Richard Lage graduated from the Chester County Fire School Pumper Driver/Operator Class. He was acknoledged at the spring ceremonies held at the Wagontown Fire Company banquet hall. Pumper Driver/Operator program encompasses all prerequisites to meet the requirements of PA State and National Certification for Pumper Driver/Operator.
This past weekend Lieutenants Reed and Franks both partook in an ice rescue certification class. The class is a module of the PA Fish and Boat Commissions Water Rescue curriculum. The class was hosted by and held at the Kennett Fire Company. The training included a day of classroom instruction with a written exam and a day of hands on evolutions. Evolutions included self rescue, indirect rescue techniques and numerous direct rescue techniques. The evolutions were held at the nearby Anson B. Nixon Park, where chain saws were used to cut access holes in the ice to simulate weak or broken ice.
By: Asst. Hoseman Rick Franks
On Saturday the Avondale Fire Company went to Blittersdorf’s Towing yard to demo and train with Hurst Tools. The purpose of the demo was to see the Hurst Rescue Tool companies latest and greatest tools. The Avondale Fire Company recently received a grant to purchase new rescue tools. The Avondale Fire Company had four cars to practice with. After the demo was complete and clean was finished the members expressed their opinions about the tools they would like to see purchased or not. (more…)
By: Junior Firefighter John Morris IV
On March 31st at 900 hours the members of the Avondale Fire Company went to Avon Lake for in-house training. Station 24(Kennett Square) also joined us for the morning of training. The members aligned the apparatus along the lake and practiced drafting and utilizing the deck gun located on top of the engine. (more…)
By: Deputy Chief Steve Cole
On March 8th, 2007 at 1900 hours the company went to Blittersdorf’s Towing for in-house rescue training. The company was provided with four vehicles, each vehicle was set up as a different scenario. By doing this, it gave the newer officers/firefighters a chance to run command of each vehicle rescue scenario.The officer of each vehicle figured out a plan, and had the crews work through using different hydraulic tools and hand tools. (more…)