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).  

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