State Fire Academy Pump Class Held In Berks County
By JASON BATZ, Correspondent | September 20, 2020 | PENNSYLVANIA
Story No. 092420108
Photo by Jason BatzGeigertown Firefighter Lucas Richardson watches the gauges of Laureldale Tanker 13 during a skill station.
Photo by Jason BatzWest Reading Ladder 64 supplies water to a portable master stream before opening the ladder pipe during a State Fire Academy Pump Class.
Photo by Jason BatzStudents enrolled in a State Fire Academy Pump Course take turns operating Laureldale Tanker 13 during a skill station at the Berks County Fire Training Center.
The Cumru Township Fire Department recently hosted a State Fire Academy Pump Course through the Bucks County Community College. The lead instructor for the course was Scot Landis. The 16-hour program provides students an introduction to pumping fire apparatus. Students rotated through several skill stations that included drafting, relay pumping, hydrant supply, and flowing attack lines. Students are able to take the information back to their companies and begin practicing with their own apparatus.
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