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Mastic FD Explorers Train on Hose Handling

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.

The Mastic Fire Department Explorers recently met at Mastic FD HQ to conduct a drill on hose handling. The explorers got into gear and were briefed by their advisors on how the drill would work and any and all safety information as needed.

For this drill the explorers were split up into groups and to make things a little fun while still learning and practicing, they were told they would play “Water Hockey”. Instead of a puck a bucket was used, and the explorers had to handle the hose and get the bucket past a certain part of the parking lot that was marked out. They worked on this drill for a little over one hour. The senior members initially took the nozzle on the first few attempts and then went on to teach the junior members and backed them up. The kids had fun and learned a lot.

For more info on how to join Mastic FD explorers post 512 interested parties can contact the Mastic Fire Department via Facebook Messenger or by calling 631-281-8660.

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JOHN WALTHERSSenior Correspondent

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