PVRS volunteer EMT’s Chris Towler and Doug Bohl spent the morning supporting District 3 volunteer fire departments at the West Potsdam Fire Training Center as they trained for different emergency scenarios.
Fire crews practiced fighting fires in engine compartments, passenger compartments, trunks and in “fully involved” cars.
Crews also worked on fires coming from leaks in natural gas lines. They first discussed and then practiced moving as a team towards pipeline valves so that they can be safely controlled. Fire crews made sure that safety was the first priority talking about how to both moved towards and away from the fire.
PVRS EMT’s provided medical support for the fire crews as they worked their scenarios. The joint training allows for volunteer members of the different agencies to become familiar with each other so that they can better support each other and the public during emergency events.