October 21st, 2005
Second to last day….getting to the point where I don’t want to leave now…..
Today was all drill practise day. Everything we learned over the past few days, especially all the fireground drills – we practised over and over until we felt comfortable with our skills. This morning we wrote the last of our chapter review tests and then the “in-house” final written exam (300 questions!!!).
After training we had to pack up most of our belongings and do a final big clean of our living area, with a few hours left over to cram just a littel more study time!
Tomorrow, we have our State Skills exam, followed by the State Written final. I am so nervous!
October 20th, 2005
Our second burn day was harder than the last….
Today we had full-on scenarios involving 2-3 Engine Companies at a time, a “basement fire”, multiple fires, and then ending with a LPG fire.
Here is what the burn building looks like when it’s got a nice hot fire inside:
Here are the “Stokers” before they lit the burn building up for a “basement fire”:
….and then after they made it niiiiice and hot for us:
Here’s me just about to make entry with my crew:
…and what we see when we’re crawling around with tools and a hose:
Two of the Engine crews working an LPG Fire:
…really hard work…And I love it!
October 19th, 2005
Finally, we get to play with fire!
The Engine Crews are getting ready to make entry:
Now you see him…..
Now you don’t:
Our Engine crew just after an assignment, on rest and rehab:
Me & Caine (Whistler):
Boys looking on a “Garage fire with a vehicle involved”: