Posts made in March, 2015

2015 Rookie School Week 8

Posted by on Mar 26, 2015 in Featured, News | 0 comments

2015 Rookie School Week 8

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! See more pictures on Facebook or contact us if you are interested in experiencing this kind of exciting training...

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2015 Rookie School Week 5

Posted by on Mar 5, 2015 in Featured, News | 0 comments

2015 Rookie School Week 5

The Granbury Volunteer Fire Department conducted an acclimation burn and portable extinguisher training during this week’s session of the 2015 Rookie School. Rookies from GVFD and some Hood County departments experienced their first live burn of this school to observe and analyze fire behavior, get used to wearing their SCBA and PPE, as well as experience a real¬†Immediately Dangerous to Life and Health (IDLH) atmosphere. After the acclimation burn, the class used various kinds of portable fire extinguishers to extinguish a flammable liquid fire. See more pictures on Facebook or contact us if you are interested in experiencing this kind of exciting training...

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