Brewster Fire Conducts Search and Rescue Training

On Wednesday November 20 department members participated in search and rescue training using the fire department facility’s new smoke room. After a short classroom session focusing on primary search techniques, incident size-up, building construction, types of searches, and the use of webbing to rescue downed firefighters personnel joined in a hands-on session practicing a variety of search and rescue techniques in a smoke filled environment using the departments new personal thermal imaging camera equipment. Conducting hands-on training of this type is critical to improving the competency, coordination, and operational effectiveness of our firefighters.