Training Does Not Take The Weekend Off

By: Master Technician John Wehr
Fire Station 11, Penn Daw, C-Shift

A beautiful non-July like day this past weekend saw the personnel from Fire Station 11, Penn Daw, conduct outdoor training exercises. Station 11 units took advantage of a recently closed grocery store to go over a variety of fire scenarios that may occur in a strip type shopping center.

Many facets of fire ground operations were discussed and practiced. Crews performed various engine company operations, ladder truck placement, roof operations, forcible entry and search techniques.

Training doesn’t take the weekend off. Your Fairfax County fire and rescue personnel train everyday so they are prepared for any emergency 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year.