Monday, April 23, 2012

Crews Make Good Use of New Facility

Riverpark Station-

During the design phase of the new Riverpark Station one of the features was a training tower that would allow Lakeside Fire crews to train on a multitude of skills locally. The training tower was designed not only to provide a prop for fire suppression activities, but to allow for training on unique rescue skills.

Crews construct a tripod made from carbon-fiber elements
One of the design features was a series of openings that would allow crews to train on their “below grade” skills. These are rescue skills that allow crews to raise victims out of areas that present unique challenges. The tower allows for the lowering, and raising, of crews up through the three story tower through a series of narrow openings.

Firefighter-Paramedic Jon Jordan is lowered through the opening on the top story.
Captain-Paramedic Rick Dalldorf on his way down three stories.
The new training tower continues to provide outstanding training opportunities for crews.

Submitted By: Fire Captain Mark Grow, Lakeside Fire District
Photos By: Firefighter-Paramedic Eric Stamm

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