Personal Protective Equipment Training

firefighters gathered around practicing putting on and taking off personal protective equipment as part of their training academy

Training Academy There is a lot going on around the station these days. Here are a few photos of some of our recruits during fire academy training this past weekend. Students concentrated on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), specifically on acclimating to the weight and dexterity required while wearing Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA).  

WPVFD In Action

It’s wind back Wednesday! Wondering what your WPVFD crews have been up to? Here’s a few images from two recent fires in the area…  

Cops & Bobbers Fishing Event with West Point Police Department

Kids and adults taking a boat ride on the West Point Volunteer Fire Department Boat

Thanks to The West Point Police Department for inviting us to participate in their “Cops and Bobbers” fishing event for kids! We were able to give some future firefighters rides on our rescue boat and each got to steer for a little while! Also, some of our personnel helped the little ones bring in a […]

Using CPR to Save A Life

A lady practicing cpr on a mannequin.

CPR – or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation – is an emergency lifesaving procedure performed when the heart stops beating. Immediate CPR can double or triple chances of survival after cardiac arrest.     Hand Placement and Position When performing CPR on adults, caregivers should use both hands that are interlocked and placed between the nipples. For children […]

Training with the Stokes Basket

Three members of the West Point Volunteer Fire Department training with the stokes basket

WPVFD members spent some time Saturday training with the stokes basket and newly purchased rescue rope. Pictured Left to Right: WPVFD Training Coordinator Greg Fleming, WPVFD Assistant Chief Matt Mitchell, and WPVFD Chief Spencer Cheatham. Not pictured/photo credit: WPVFD member Lee Trull