Princeton hosts house fire burn practice

Hayes Creek and Erris Fire Departments joined Princeton Fire Department in training weekend.

The Princeton Fire Department hosted a training weekend with the Hayes Creek and Erris Volunteer Fire Departments.

The Princeton Fire Department hosted a training weekend with the Hayes Creek and Erris Volunteer Fire Departments.

The Princeton Fire Department hosted a training weekend with the Hayes Creek and Erris Volunteer Fire Departments. A house located on the Princeton – Summerland Road had been donated to Princeton for fire training purposes.

The new Hayes Creek CAAF (compressed air type A foam) engine and the new tender/pumper from Princeton were both used (and hugely admired) during the training session. Hayes Creek also presented their Engine 1 to the Erris crew and taught them how to use it.

Firefighters learned techniques and actions including: ladder rescue,  using positive pressure fan, static venting, water attack, foam attack and pump operation.

Hayes Creek Fire Chief Rob Miller says, “The practice with Princeton and Erris Fire Departments was awesome with so much learned with hands on firefighting.”