Le Roy and Bergen fire departments wrap up training at 'acquired house' on Main Road
Submitted by Howard Owens on July 28, 2009 - 5:18pm
Report from 1st Asst. Chief Michael Sheflin, Le Roy Fire Department (Sheflin also provided the photos):
The Le Roy Fire Dept held its last training exercise at the acquired structure on W Main Rd last night, 7/27/09.
Le Roy was joined by Bergen Fire Dept. under the leadership of Bergen Fire Chief, Scott Crosier.
The training involved 2 types of exercise.First was "Live Burn" training. A small fire is set in a metal container and crews enter the structure to extinguish the flames. This is done under very controlled circumstances to ensure the safety of the firefighters.
The second exercise was ventilation and roof work. As the photos show, Le Roy FD and Bergen FD work very close together to learn each others equipment and tools.
This house has been a valuable asset to the Le Roy FD as well as the surrounding Fire Dept. that were able to use the structure. At this time I would like to thank Wal-Mart and thank the surrounding Fire Depts. that took part in the training. Also I would like to thank Legislator Jay Grasso who showed up to lend his support to the volunteers of the Fire Service in Genesee County.
Volunteer firefighters train every Monday night. Last night I attended Elba's car fire training at the Genesee County Fire Training Center. I've not yet had time to finish editing that video. I hope I can finish that tonight and post later or in the morning.