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2016 Refresher Training

Pond Hill-Lily Lake completed our annual yearly refresher training to kick off the 2016 training year!  This training is focused on providing all of our members a core skills refreshment along with preparing them for the new set of training to come.  Our officers also use this as an opportunity to pick out weaknesses and focus on those problematic skills more with upcoming training.

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Thank to Post 6434 VFW

Pond Hill-Lily Lake Fire Company and all of our members would like to thank the Mocanaqua Memorial Post 6434 VFW Home Association for their generous donation to our department.  While we are always disheartened to see a local company of any kind close their doors for good, we are thankful that Post 6434 kept the community in mind and used their remaining funds to make donations to multiple community organizations, including ourselves.

The donation of $2,500 was presented by John Matusek and Robert Yazemboski at our last monthly meeting on 05/18/15.  These funds will go to firefighting equipment and daily upkeep costs of our station; allowing us to better serve and protect our community.

2015 MVA Awareness Training

On February 22nd crews from Pond Hill-Lily Lake did an in station training session for Motor Vehicle Accidents (MVAs).  The drill took place to refresh crews and patient packaging and extrication techniques used during MVAs.  Crews went over the equipment needed to safely and effectively remove a person entrapped or confined in a vehicle after an accident has occurred.  

Crews also went over transporting a patent up embankments and over rough terrain.  Crews were able to secure a person into a basket stretcher and successfully upright the person without them moving or compromising cervical spine security.  This practice is used to practice transporting patients over rough terrain or even when lifting or lowering a patient vertically during rope rescue.

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2015 Wildland Fires Training

On March 8th members from Pond Hill-Lily Lake Fire Company tested their skills and refreshed their memories about brush fires.  This drill included testing and preparing our Heavy Brush's pumps, chainsaws, generators, and other equipment for the upcoming brush fire season.  Members were able to use all of the equipment and had time for pumping with our Heavy Brush.  We also went over the wild land based equipment on our Engine and Tanker to ensure everything was in working order.  Once members had hands on time with all of our equipment, we went to Lily Lake and did a larger scale pumping exercise that involved both our Engine and Brush units.

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2014 TOG and SCBA Training

Pond Hill-Lily Lake Fire Company held our annual Turn Out Gear (TOG) and Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) training this weekend.

Our newest Turn Out Gear, which is the clothing we wear during a fire, was presented to all members and the details of it's protective levels, cleaning, and setup where evaluated.  While most fire fighters view TOG skills and education as basic skills, the need to review them is always present as even a small mistake can be life-threatening.  Preventative maintenance and cleaning for TOG is becoming more and more essential as our average set of gear is priced at $3,000 per member.

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