On Tuesday, October 3rd, the National Capital Chapter members were given the opportunity to tour the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute in College Park Maryland.
During the tour, Special Programs Manager Paul Flippin was able to show attendees a number of different areas MFRI focuses their training on including real-life emergency simulations and physical training for fire suppression and rescue methods.
The NCC members also had the unique opportunity to test their fire extinguishing skills after a brief overview of proper fire extinguisher use or P-A-S-S (Pull-Aim-Squeeze-Sweep) method.
NCC member, Matt Law, demonstrates the P-A-S-S method to effectively use a Class B and C (Carbon Dioxide) fire extinguisher.
NCC members provided an overview of proper fire extinguisher use by MFRI’s Tim Delehanty and NCC member, Wyatt Bradbury, practices fighting a fire using a Class A extinguisher.
MFRI’s Paul Flippin explains how firefighters are trained in confined space rescue and the use of Hydraulic rescue tools, known as the Jaws of Life.