Continuing the Granbury Volunteer Fire Department’s 2015 Rookie School, students experienced a long night chocked full of important firefighting skills. Students learned standpipe operations, working with a hose from a ladder, master stream operation, and basic roof operations. The highlight of the evening, however, was the liquid petroleum gas (LPG) projects.
The LPG projects allow trainers to provide demanding fire conditions to students while maintaining a safe training environment. Students trained on how to extinguish a large car fire as well as a burning propane tank and how to prevent a boiling liquid expanding vapor explosion (BLEVE) – both situations that these firefighters are likely to experience during their career.
All of the projects also taught the students the importance of attention to detail, courage, and teamwork. All of these are required skills for modern day firefighters. Rookies from all departments did well on every project. Keep up the good work!