Below outlines the information that was reviewed during the training to update all of the members.
- Brush 857 – The winch was found to have damage to the cable. We are in the process of finding out if the cable needs to be removed from service. Please do not use the winch until further notice.
- Engine 863 – Leaking axle grease from the Drivers-side rear, front warning lights are out, and cord reel electrical box light is burned out. Repairs will be made in the coming weeks.
- Engine 864 – Power pack and cutter were found to be leaking oil.
- Engine 865 – Will replace a sensor in the officer-side rear tire to fix the ABS warning light that occurs from time to time.
- Engine 866 – Transmission warning light has been looked at and the issue has been resolved.
Members who attended training were able to learn/review the following skills:
- Reviewed 2016 Brush Fires (Year to Date)
- Review Brush Fire OG
- Utility 854 – Off Road Operations
- Brush 857 – Expectations of the vehicle and crew when responding to and operating at a brush fire. This includes: starting the vehicle, off road operations, operating the pump, and equipment located on the vehicle.
- Engine 864 – Winch setup
- April 2016 Brush Fire Operations Training Powerpoint
- GFD Brush Fire OG
- Basic Operations for Brush 857
- Brush 857 – 4 Wheel Drive Operations (excerpt from Owners Manual)
- Utility 854 – 4 Wheel Drive Operations (excerpt from Owners Manual)
- GFD Guide to Foam Operations at Brush Fires
- Engine 863/865 Foam System
- Engine 864 Foam System
- Warn Basic Winching Techniques
Training Event Information
As part of Engineers Training on Tuesday, April 26th, 2016, we will cover tasks related to Brush Fires.
Date/Time: April 26, 2016 @ 1900 hours
Location: Grafton Fire Department
- Operating Brush 857 (Starting the vehicle, operating the pump, 4×4 operations)
- Basic winch operations