Friday, October 31, 2014

MVA w/entrapment - Cheddar and Belton FD 10/28/14

Cheddar and Belton firefighters responded to an MVA with entrapment on Hwy 20 in front of the tank farm.  Units arrived to find a pickup truck and refrigerator truck that collided head on and the driver of the pickup was trapped.  Firefighters from both departments worked seamlessly together to free the trapped occupant who was then transported by Lifelight to the hospital.

RIT Training 10/27/14

On Monday, October 27, Belton members took part in team RIT drills to gain competence with our new RIT bag setup.  A downed firefighter was rescued from an entanglement hazard and transferred to the rescue air supply.  Members also practiced stretching charged hoselines throughout the structure and performing large area searches off of the hose. 

Fire Safety at Eastview Baptist Church

On Wednesday, October 22, Belton Fire stopped by Eastview Baptist Church to deliver a fire safety message to the EBC youth group.  After sharing some important messages, the EBC kids had a gift for our department.  For one of their mission projects, they collected stuffed animals for our firefighters to give to kids on emergency calls.  Thanks to all of EBC staff and youth for this great donation.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Hump Day SOS Which Came 1st

Follow the link below to the latest article by David Rhodes regarding RIT and the initial hoseline.

Scott RIT Pak II Training Video

The RIT bag on Engine 2 has been updated with a new SCOTT Rit Bag.  The above videos provide a good breakdown of the different options that are available with this new setup.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Fire Prevention at Marshall Primary School 10/10/14

Belton Firefighters spent the day at Marshall Primary on October 10 to share some important fire safety messages.  Students from the Career Center Firefighting class provided details on Stop/Drop/Roll, EDITH, while Belton members went over much of the equipment we use on a regular basis.  Of course, it wouldn't be a program without a little fun!  Students enjoyed a visit from Mr. Cletus T. Hogwalla as he tried to enlighten the kids on being fire safe.  Emphasis on Try!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Outboard Saw Conversion

Click on the link above for a step by step article on converting you rotary saw (K12) to the outboard set up.  This conversion can make your cutting operations more efficient and effective.