Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Week 5 From Sandy Hook
The next couple of days we traveled to Monmouth County Fire Academy and walked through multiple scenrios during the whole day. They had a house that made of metal and fire retardent walls that was lit on fire and everyone had to go into the building and put out the fire and navigate their way through the smoke and work together to achieve the goal. Me and Fallon were in charge of accountability which is keeping track of who goes in and out of the building and making sure that everyone remained safe. Even though the people in the department have been doing this for years people still panic and can run out of oxygen which could cause an emergency. We marked the time in and out of the fire and held the tags of the people who were in and gave them thier tags back when they came out. The last day we did car fires and the proper procedures involved in that. We went over the right way to approach the fires and the dangers that can arise from a simple car fire, such as magnesium fires, and tires and windows exploding.
It was an amazing week that was extremly interesting and a great learning experience that I know many people will not be able to experience during the time in thier parks. Everyone made us feel like an important part of the department and it was a week that went by too fast for us. We hope that everyone is enjoying thier time as much as we are and we will see everyone at leadership camp.
Peace and Love,
Fallon and Ryan