With only one skills test left, 16 firefighter students training in St. George will soon assist in emergency response

  • Source: PenBay Pilot
  • Published: 06/09/2024 12:49 PM

PHOTOS: The day’s introduction came with safety directives: If you feel ill or faint…if there is a mass evacuation…(immediately seek out the Waldoboro EMT on duty; muster next to the gear shed). On the side, a half dozen bottles of insect repellent advertised the potential for bug interference. But having just gone through 28 once- and twice-per week classes, for a total of 140 hours, 37 textbook chapters, two written tests, and two days of hands-on testing, the 16 students in the recent Firefighter 1 and 2 class weren’t walking away. June 8’s burn tests in St. George were a major part of why they’d signed up in the first place. They were willing to take on the challenges associated with wild, heavy hoses, propane fires, and interior flames. To respond when the call for help comes.


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