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.
CPR Training & Refresher
In Feb. 2023, members of Greenfield Township and Clifford Fire Companies participated in a CPR refresher class. EMS Captain Brandon Betley instructed everyone on the importance of performing CPR on a patient in cardiac arrest and how it affects their survival rate. Members received instruction, a demonstration and hand-on training with chest compressions, the use of a bag
Stryker Loading System
In Jan. 2023, the Fire Company received a new Stryker power load system for the recently acquired power cot. The Stryker power load system will reduce ergonomic hazards and alleviate stress for first responders and provide patients with additional support and safety when loaded into the ambulance. This power system was made possible by an investment grant and donations.
PPL Live Wire Demo - Oct. 17, 2022: PPL hosted a Live Line Electrical Safety demo at the Greenfield Township Fire Station. First responders from local stations and residents learned about the dangers of electricity and how to remain safe. Click here to read article and safety tips in the November newsletter.
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...