Reading Fire Department Recruits Train In Suppression Techniques
By JASON BATZ, Correspondent | May 26, 2020 | PENNSYLVANIA
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Photo by Jason BatzReading Fire Department recruits receive instruction from Lieutenant David Williams.
Photo by Jason BatzReading Fire recruits cool fire involved tanks to reduce the danger of an explosion.
Photo by Jason BatzReading Fire Recruits apply water to a propane gas prop to simulate fighting a gas-fed fire.
Photo by Jason BatzReading Fire Recruits prepare to operate to use Class B foam to suppress a flammable liquids fire.
Photo by Jason BatzA Reading Fire Recruit applies foam onto a flammable liquids fire during academy training at the Berks County Fire Training Center.
The Reading Fire Department Recruit Academy is moving closer to completion. The recruits will be assigned to platoons for on-the-job training with the companies. On Tuesday, May 26th, recruits practiced mitigating gas-fed fires at the Berks County Fire Training Center.
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