Firefighters from across Lehigh Valley learn valuable skills at training event in Palmer Township

  • Source: WFMZ-TV 69 Allentown
  • Published: 05/24/2023 08:15 PM

Firefighters from across the Lehigh Valley came together Wednesday night to learn some valuable skills. They worked through realistic scenarios to save the lives of practice dummies, so when you call 911 for real, they'll know what to do. When we arrived at Riverview Park in Palmer Township, the scene was set up like a massive car accident. Dummies were hanging out of cars and waiting to be rescued. "Tonight is the first night of this magnitude. We probably have 70 guys coming," said Ken Sobieski with the Palmer Municipal Fire Department. Pretty soon those guys started filing in and signing up. They were from departments all over the Lehigh Valley. "Volunteers are dwindling, right? So we want to train people. Give them the same knowledge, so if I have to call Wilson Borough to an accident in Palmer, those guys know how I work, I know how those guys work," said Sobieski.


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