Pump Training and Mutual Aid Training
By Assistant Chief Chris Howell
April 2, 2021

This week Pingree Grove and Countryside Personnel were busy
with training. Firefighters participated in a hands on pumping
refresher. Firefighters were deploying hose lines, connecting to
hydrants and pumping water. It was a good refresher after a
long winter.
Pingree Grove Countryside also participated in a drill at
Hampshire High School with the Hampshire and Burlington
Fire Departments. The training consisted of moving students
in wheel chairs from stairwells. During emergencies students
in wheel chairs are moved into the stairwells, they are not able
to use the elevators. The stairwells are a safe place of refuge,
then firefighters can come in a safely move them outside.