Continuous training for first responders is one of the most important factors in ensuring that everyone remains safe at all times. First responders must make time to remain relevant with apparatus, equipment, techniques, and their skillset. Often, training takes an equal amount of time as responding to emergency calls and budget to train and maintain a successful and safe fire company. However, volunteer fire companies have an additional challenge finding the budget for continuous training and your donation helps to ensure that Greenfield firefighters and EMTs can respond to calls safely, quickly, efficiently, and execute flawlessly.
During Tuesday night training on May 4, 2021, members trained with Holmatro hydraulic tools. Members used the spreaders and combi-tool to move cups of water without crushing the cup. Some members tried their hand at picking up an egg ever so gently...
Maintenance & Upkeep
On March 21, 2021, Greenfield Township firefighters took advantage of the beautiful weather on Sunday to perform maintenance on tools and vehicles, and went through safety check on the S.C.B.A. equipment.
On November 10, 2020, Greenfield firefighters performed maintenance and safety checks on ladders.
Ladders are a critical asset for fire service and must be maintained to operate smoothly and efficiently. 2020
Back to Basics
On October 20, 2020, Greenfield firefighters reviewed a variety of knots on a fire scene, beginning with the basic Clove Hitch and Half Hitch, to advanced knots. Greenfield Fire Company Vice President Charlie Lubash demonstrated a Bowline which is used for hauling ladders and tools when working on roofs.
Ambulance Operations Training
On October 6, 2020, EMS Captain Joe
Wanat demonstrated in-service procedure on the proper use and handling of the stair chair, stretcher, Lucas device, and additional ambulance operations.
Highway & Building Safety
On September 22, 2020, Second Assistant Chief John Apostolakes, reviewed highway safety training, including wearing proper PPE, positioning of apparatus, and dangers when operating on roadways.
Safety & Training Officer John Kurilla focused on building construction, including materials used in different types of buildings and what to look for when entering a structure to en