Members of the Oldwick Fire Company drill with Pottersville and East Whitehouse departments. Drills were conducted on May 16 and May 23 at the Oldwick Fire House. Four vehicles were staged and the mutual aid companies practiced extrication techniques which included: initial size up, PPE, vehicle recognition, vehicle accident protection systems, vehicle stabilization and tool application.
Members of the Oldwick Fire Company along with members of East Whitehouse Fire Company, drilled at the Hunterdon County Training Center in Annandale. The live burn exercise simulated a basement fire with fire extensions to the second floor.
The drill reinforces fire fighting skills including: Command, Communications, Size Up, Pump Evolutions, Hose Handling, SCBA use…..
East Whitehouse is one of many mutual aid companies that Oldwick works with. Joint drills such as these improve teamwork on the fire ground.