During the past few weeks we've held two training sessions — one a little more serious and detailed than the other, but both still very important.
The first involved our station doctor, the lay surgical team and a willing person to be the ‘patient’ (no acting skills required). The team, under Doc Judy’s direction, performed an ‘appendectomy’ on Josh. Thankfully for Josh, while the team followed all the procedures as you would in a real situation from start to finish, they didn’t get carried away in the moment. Josh walked away with all body parts in position.
Fire training and Easter egg hunt
To ensure everyone knows where every fire hydrant, hose reel, fire extinguisher and first aid station are located, Fire Chief Alyce decided she would combine a fire team exercise with Easter celebrations. Last Thursday Alyce planted over 40 Easter eggs alongside fire fighting equipment, provided the team with numerous clues then sent them on their way to find chocolate eggs. Not every Easter egg made it back to the finish line — it appears some were used as an energy source.