Four of Wellsville’s finest complete key training
On behalf of the three chiefs, I would like to congratulate four firefighters from the Wellsville Fire Department on completion of the New York State Firefighters Survival Class.
Firefighter Kayla Day: Wellsville Volunteer Fire Company
Firefighter William “Billy” Shaw: Wellsville Volunteer Fire Company
Firefighter Christina Doak: Dyke Street Engine Co
Firefighter Raymond Embser: Dyke Street Engine Co.
All four are signed up to take the New York State Firefighter Assist Search Team (FAST) class in Alfred Station.
Keep up the good work!
What is the Firefighters Survival Class ?
Course Description: Based on Chief John Salka’s “Get Out Alive” program, this program is designed for self-rescue and rescue of trapped firefighters. Course content will enable firefighters to recognize the types of events encountered on the fire ground that contribute to firefighter disorientation and/or entrapment, to have knowledge of what is necessary to ensure their safety and that of their partners or crew members, and perform self-rescue techniques when disoriented, separated, or when needing to exit a structure in an emergency. This course requires students to perform a number of practical evolutions with self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). This course includes the National Fire Academy Calling the Mayday