The Bloomfield fire and rescue personnel performed its monthly drill this past Wednesday evening. If you passed by the gun range intersection around 7 p.m., you would have witnesses the commotion.
The drill that was conducted involved personnel from the Bloomfield and Lindy fire and rescue departments. "One of the main goals of the drills is to ensure that the rescue squads and fire squads work cohesively to ensure a seamless response," says Bloomfield/Lindy Rescue Squad Vice Pesident Michaela Jessen.
The Bloomfield Fire and Rescue conducted a training drill this past week. The scenario for the drill involved a vehicle rollover that caught fire. The drill was conducted in two parts. The first portion was based on the initial response of rescue service and tending to the injured personnel involved.
For the second part of drill, the vehicle was set ablaze to allow for firefighting personnel to combat the fire. The vehicle used in the drill was a donated vehicle from a reposession.
The crews are working to perform monthly drills with various scenarios to help the fire and rescue better handle actual situations. With the help of training officers Jason Freeman, Ben Lauck and Michael Schainost, the volunteer services get more than just textbooks. "We are hoping to get the guys doing things hands on instead of just watching a video," said Freeman.