News and Events
The St. Vincent DePaul coat drive is going on now! Please bring your unwanted coats to the Fort Thomas Fire Department to help the less fortunate this winter. The coat barrel will be in the F.D. until the week of November 28th.
FORT THOMAS EDUCATION FOUNDATION
2016 “RIDE TO SCHOOL ON A FIRE TRUCK” WINNERS
ETHAN AND AVERY SCHWEITZER and Friends WITH SHIFT 3 – FTFD
MOYER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
MARCH 29, 2016
The fire department has been fortunate to train in an acquired structure. While we cannot burn the structures any longer due to safety and environmental issues we can do many simulations. At right a firefighter works his way through a simulated ceiling collapse with many entanglement obstacles. At right another firefighter begins his way through the entanglement training.
A common event when working a zero visibility event is to become separated from the crew and disoriented. One method to find your way out is to find the attack hose and to feel the couplings. This task sounds easy but with no visibility, high adrenalin and little ability to feel through thick protecting gloves, it can be very difficult and dangerous.