Chief 7 arrived on scene with fire showing from the front porch of a single family dwelling. Engine 88 was diverted from covering 7A and responded into the scene with 7 members. Engine 88′s crew opened up the porch roof, walls on division two and hit some hot spots. Engine 88 returned to service after 50 minutes.
On Monday November 25 FWFC members simulated a rope rescue in the first due. This drill was the 2nd part of a two night rope refresher class. There are several embankments on the PA Turnpike and Route 309 that would require our rescue companies to setup line systems.
We use a two line system for all rope rescues. Our belay line is pre-rigged with a 540 Belay device and we have a 5 to 1 double pulley system pre-rigged for haul operations. Our equipment can also be used to setup a high line for water rescues.
Special thanks to our instructors Joe Dishler and Chris Feder.