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: