This week for training, EAFD members trained on chimney fires. Members initially worked through a powerpoint and scenarios focusing on the components of chimneys, how fires develop beyond the container, and the various methods we have to respond to these emergencies based on construction type. This was then followed by hands on skills applicable to these emergencies involving our equipment to mitigate chimney fires, our ladder trucks, and ground/roof ladder usage.
Earlier in the day, members responded to the scene of a house fire on Conn Rd in West Bloomfield with a tanker. They were put to work as the FASTeam and provided additional manpower.