In this week’s dispatch Patrick runs the big pipe in full gear. How did he do? See for yourself.
Read his thoughts on the topic in his latest ‘blog entry.
Our new training officer, Sasha LeBaron has been cracking the whip to get our members to advance their training. Last Thursday saw a flurry of exams.
- Ian Emberton continued his in-house firefighter exam. All that remains is his written exam and he can remove the rookie designation from his helmet.
- Doug Chinnery wrote and passed his module 6 written exam dealing with salvage and overhaul operations on the fire scene.
- Patrick Lui completed his module 2 practical exam where he demonstrated textbook fire extinguisher technique and masterful donning on turnout gear and breathing apparatus.
- Dave Hanna wrote his module 7 exam, the topic being sprinkler systems, public education, and fire prevention.
- David Cloud wrote both module 6 and his hazmat awareness exam.
Each of last few months has seen several people advancing their training by writing exams and completing practical evaluations. This is good news for the individual, for the department, and for the community at large. Thanks to Sasha for driving this process, Duncan and Giff for administering the exams, and for all the firefighters who are spending even more of their spare time to better themselves and the department.
In our feature, The Rookie’s Blog, our new recruit, Patrick Lui tells us about his first callout.
Captain Rob Zielinski and his wife, Amanda, have just had a 7lb 5oz baby girl! Everyone is healthy and happy. They haven’t decided on a name yet.
Congratulations, Rob and Amanda. We’re all very happy for you.
We held the 2011 Annual General Meeting last night where we elect members to the positions of Fire Chief, Deputy Chief, and Treasurer. There was no change to these positions for the upcoming year. The management team remains:
- Fire Chief: Giff LaRose
- Deputy Chief: Doug Chinnery
- Treasurer: Len Olsen
- Captain: Al Cannon
- Captain: Rob Zielinski
- Training Officer: Sasha Lebaron
Thanks to everyone that came to the meeting and provided feedback to the management team. We’re all looking forward to the upcoming year.
In this edition Pat talks about doing drills to get his time down for donning his turnout gear and air pack.
Patrick has put up the latest entry in his ‘blog. Make sure you check it out.
We’re excited to have Patrick Lui join the department this fall. Patrick is just the latest of our recruits to embark on a lifetime of training to improve his skills as a firefighter. Patrick will devote 2 evenings a week for the next 6 months to get the basic training required to become a firefighter.
He has already show his worth by finishing high in the pack in our yearly obstacle course and fitness test we call the “Firefighter Challenge”. Welcome aboard Patrick!