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.
In Feb. 2022, Greenfield Township and Clifford crews demonstrated using a Fast Trac Board to respond to firefighters in distress.
New Power Cot
The Fire Company received a grant in June 2021 and purchased a new power cot for the ambulance in November. During a Tuesday night training session, members learned how to use the battery-powered cot and demonstrated the ease of lifting patients for transport. The Fire Company plans to submit a grant for the next piece of equipment – an automatic loading system for the power cot.
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.