Archive for May, 2011

Child Safety Day at Blue Ribbon Rentals

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

Saturday, May 14 Engine 8 and Utility 1 joined several other emergency service organizations to promote safety at the North Warren’s Blue Ribbon Rentals. Pleasant VFD, Conewango Twp. PD, American Red Cross, Warren County’s Fire Safety Trailer, and PA State Police gathered for this event. Overcast and showers didn’t stop kids and parents from stopping out to visit. Thanks to Adam Cassell for organizing this safety day.

April Alarms

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

12 calls were logged for the month of April. North Warren responded to 6 motor vehicle accidents, 2 calls for traffic control, and 2 automatic fire alarms. WSH requested NWVFD to assist with a structure fire on April 4th. An engine crew responded for manpower.

North Warren VFD Training

Monday, May 9th, 2011

Over the last several months residents of North Warren have provided structure for the firefighters of North Warren and the DELMAR class to train in. These abandoned structures provide a valuable resource to duplicate real life training scenarios. With these structures, North Warren firefighters have finished 2 months of engine and truck company training. Firefighters practiced hoseline advancement, firefighter survival and SCBA drills, vertical ventilation, forcible entry, ladders, search and rescue, and command strategies. Special thanks to Jerry Come and Ben Wolf for providing North Warren with valuable training structures. Along with completing the DELMAR, and NW’s in house training, several firefighters also earned their Basic Vehicle Rescue Technician certificate. To get the Technician certification the students must complete classroom, practical, and testing in the BVR Awareness and Operations modules. Each of the 3 modules (Awareness, Operations, and Technician) were 16 hours and required the students to spend 3 weekends training. (more pics to follow)

DELMAR Completes Classes

Monday, May 9th, 2011

The DELMAR class finished its basic firefighting training May 7 with a live burn session held at Crawford Venango Fire School. Chiefs John Riggle and Joe Beardsley instructed the class for the past 4 months. Students from North Warren, Russell, Glade, Lander, Sheffield, Clarendon, and Ludlow attended training which included basic firefighting skills such as ropes and knots, hoselines, ladders, car fires and accidents, and house fires.For the live burn session. students and instructors traveled to Cambridge Springs to the Crawford-Venango Fire School. North Warren provided an engine, Glade VFD brought their tanker, and Cranesville supplied a RIT engine.