Local volunteer firefighters purchase forced-entry training equipment
|Susanville fire captain Marc Murphy, left, and captain Dan Weaver, hone their skills with a diamond-tipped saw, a tool firefighters may have to use to cut through dead bolts, reinforced masonry or hardened steel doors. This piece of equipment allows firefighters to learn how to use the saw at three different heights.|
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 — Every single second counts during a fire or a medical emergency, and even a few brief moments can mean the difference between life and death or the amount of property damage residents and business owners might suffer when an unimaginable tragedy actually occurs.
In order to ensure local firefighters and law enforcement officers are all trained in the proper forced-entry techniques, Andrew Thomas, president of the Susanville Volunteer Firefighters Association, said the group explored many different pieces training equipment available before deciding on a package produced by Chuck Ferry, of Shingle Springs, California.Add a comment