The fourth Monday of the month is always the Board of Directors meeting. While several of our most senior and active members must attend to this business, there’s always a handful of newer members in the station as well. Tonight, these new members were gathered for an impromptu drill on using our 2.5″ attack line.
We routinely utilize an 1.75″ attack line for most of our fires. But occasionally, a very large fire breaks out that requires more gallons per minute. For these incidents, a 2.5″ attack line will be placed into service. While these large lines move a larger volume of water, they usually require more people to deploy and advance them. Being an all volunteer fire company, we don’t always have extra people to dedicate to one of these large attack lines.
For tonight’s drill, the members went over how to advance and flow the 2.5″ line in a team; then covered some tips and tricks one how to operate this line with only one firefighter. This is another example of LFC members continuing to train in order to better serve our community.