Pike County Emergency Services trained 20 firefighters Aug. 25 to prepare them for problems they could face when fighting fire in a residence. The firefighters performed lost and disoriented training in which they dressed in full turnout gear with their faces covered in a dark house and had to follow 400 feet of hose to find their way safely out of the house.
Kind of hard for the newspaper to take pictures in a house filled with smoke. A fog machine was used the previous meeting during primary search training.
paid professional-smoke medic
09/01/11 at 06:30 PM
Nobody said anything about taken pictures anywhere. The picture they took didn't show a house anyway. Again, real smoke would have been more realistic. My little niece can crawl around in the dark and play find the way to the door but if there was conditions and limitations it would be different. I say train like it is the real thing then you will know what to expect when the real emergency arises.
If you look at the picture on the front page of the newspaper, you will see a photo taken in a dark house of a trainee following the hose to safety. All our first responders and volunteer firefighters deserve the upmost respect. It is easy to put down people until you try to do their job.
Good lord, I hope you don't believe that lame statement do ya? Your comment shines an uneducated and inexperienced light on the volunteers in general. If you speak and act professional you will be respected as such.