This past week North Madison Junior Firefighter Clay Jerzyk, attended Advanced Skills and Concepts, a 6 day training program held at the Connecticut Fire Academy. Students were exposed to a series of advanced skills and concepts designed to expand and sharpen their skill and knowledge base and leadership abilities. Some of the topics covered included: Vehicle Extrication, High-Angle Rescue, Standpipe Operations, Introduction to Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus, and Teaching Methodology/Leadership skills. Congratulations to Clay on his successful completion of this course!
North Madison Fire spent the evening training on the topics of fire behavior. After a powerpoint and classroom discussion, firefighters went outside to view a live fire demonstration of the topics covered. Firefighters learned valuable lessons while being able to watch smoke and fire flow patterns and how ventilation techniques affect how a fire can progress through a structure.
The “Doll House” prop used in the demonstration was designed by local published fire instructor PJ Norwood, Deputy Chief, East Haven Fire Department . For more info visit Chief Norwoods facebook page “Stop Believing Start Knowing”
Last night North Madison Fire spent the evening training in the techniques of vehicle extrication and stabilization. With the support of a local towing company and donations from local residents the department obtained multiple automobiles to be used. vehicle extrication incidents are rarely ever the same. The availability of these cars allowed the department to practice and learn a variety of traditional and outside-the-box techniques. It was a great training experience for all of our members and allows us to better serve at a moment’s notice.