|SLBE's UTV is a valuable resource for |
Search and Rescues around the dunes.
My first training took place towards the end of Week 1, where I took radio training and then an online course to learn how to safely operate our UTV (Utility Task Vehicle). Week 2 began with new-employee training on Monday, which was followed by all-employee training on Tuesday. Sitting in a meeting for two days may not seem fun, but it was truly beneficial to hear from other divisions and get a better grasp on how the park operates as a whole. Next, Wildland Fire training...
After the meetings, I was able to attend a Wildland Fire Safety Refresher with fellow SLBE employees from all divisions. We were taught things such as recognizing risks and hazards, and then went outside for hands-on training. We each had to deploy and get into personal fire shelters with our feet positioned towards the fire (not real fire) in less than 30 seconds. We also discussed the different aspects of the fire engine, and concluded with a hose lay. All of this training has reinforced the idea that teamwork is necessary to succeed in all aspects of this job. The staff at SLBE have continuously showed me that they have a great sense of teamwork already established, and that was put to work before, during, and after the M22 challenge.
|Before the M22 Challenge|
|The weather was absolutely perfect.|