The department responded to five calls for service in October including a report of a tree down on a building during a wind storm. Personnel spent 218.5 hours training on subjects such as power equipment, engine operator training, forcible entry, ground ladders, vertical ventilation, water supply operations, and chimney fires. Training is the key to the safety and success of any fire department. We are very fortunate to have personnel that are so committed to continuously improving themselves and their skills.
Fours hours were spent by personnel maintaining department equipment and facilities. 113 hours were spent on fire prevention activities. The bulk of this was during our annual open house on Columbus Day weekend. We appreciate all the visitors that came by to see the apparatus, tour the station, meet the firefighters, and ask questions. We provided training to the public on portable fire extinguisher use and provided kids the chance to participate in a muster-like hose event.
With the start of Fire Prevention Week we also began our annual SAFE Program with kindergarteners and third graders at the elementary school. We share several lessons with school children to help them and their families stay fire safe in their homes.
We were also happy to help out with the Halloween festivities in the center of town. We even saw a few future firefighters trick-or-treating here at the station.
Six inspections were conducted this month.
Anniversaries: F/F Lafleur has served the Brookfield Fire Department for 25 years, and F/F Charles Edgette III for 16 years. These two professionals are highly valued members of our department and our community. Thank you both for our service.