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Clayton Fire Co. annual knots tying class

By Kevin L. Wilson PIO, Correspondent | February 17, 2021 | DELAWARE

Story No. 021721107

Clayton, DE – Each year the Clayton Fire Company hosts an annual knot tying class. This year's class was held on February 15, 2021 at the station and taught by Past Chief Wes Davis. The class is a review of the knots that every firefighter should know how to tie off equipment or use on the fire ground. This basic class is one most firefighters look forward to, and is one of our best attended. Past Chief Skip Carrow stated, “knot tying is a lot like throwing ladders, you stop when you run out of windows or stop tying knots when you run out of rope”. Clayton Fire Chief John Pridemore stated, “it is easy to go to the fire school set fire and put them out, but to keep the basic things at the forefront it makes us all better”. Clayton trains every other Monday during the year, plus other dates that are added and what members take at the fire school.

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