Congratulations to the nearly 30 volunteers in the Riverdale Fire Department. Last Monday’s training exercise pushed twenty of them past 50 hours of intense training this year and moved the balance of the department along the goal of doubling the a state-required standard of 24 hours’ training every calendar year.
According to the department’s Facebook Page, Monday night’s training was search and rescue and communication. The fire fighters we able to reach little over 12 feet by stretching as far as they could.
The firemen’s masks were covered with hoods so they couldn’t see and were forced to communicate with each other to coordinate their actions.
RFD fire fighters meet at City Hall on Monday nights at 6:30 for 2-3 hours of training every week of the year.
Check out the video and photos of our firefighters in action – albeit at floor level:
With hoods over their masks, RFD fire fighters had to talk each other through the training drill.
RFD fire fighters working as a team.
Fire Chief Floyd Bruns and others watch as RFD fire fighters train on the floor of the firehouse.
Kudos to the Riverdale Fire Department for the great job they did teaching kids and their families the essentials of fire safety at Hy-Vee last Sunday. Special thanks to all the volunteers.
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Firefighter Freddy looks a little pooped out after a full day of teaching kids about fire safety.
Hosing down the fire with a little help from a little friend.
Kids got to learn how to hose down a fire and shoot water through a window at in the Hy-Vee parking lot.
Freddy and a friend teach kids about fire safety.
Volunteers from the Riverdale Fire Department spent some time on Sunday teaching kids about fire safety. Thanks to our awesome volunteers!
Kids of all shapes and sizes learned about fire safety from the RFD volunteers.
The view from the RFD’s extended ladder.
Even moms and dads got to learn how to operate a fire hose.
Nothing like a little sibling rivalry!
Good clean fun with a firehose at Hy-Vee courtesy of the Riverdale Fire Department.
Kudos to Chief Floyd Bruns, Assistant Chief Brian Ballard and the rest of the Riverdale Fire Department for maximizing the training opportunity afforded by burning down the old Welch farm house on State Street. Developer Seth Woods generously gave permission and access to the property for the training fire.
Firefighters from McCausland and LeClaire also participated in the exercise.
You can see video from the training fire as well as other pictures – and keep up on your favorite volunteer fire department – by following the RFD on Facebook.
Awesome job by the Riverdale Volunteer Fire Department (RVFD) who, along with Bettendorf, LeClaire and Rock Island Arsenal departments provided a quick response to a fire at Arconic’s Davenport Works on Saturday, April 21st.
Asst. Fire Chief Brian Ballard received a note of thanks from the plant protection manager at Arconic’s Davenport Works, Dennis Graham, this past week:
“Thanks to the dedication and mutual response from local resources, we were able to minimize the damage to our facility and reduce interruption to production while ensuring employees were kept safe.”
Congratulations on a job well done!