On March the 29th Chief Reilly conducted SCBA skills training for the members of the SBFPD. The Chief, a firm believer in providing challenging training to meet the needs of the mission, lead several exercises aimed at enhancing the confidence & the abilities of our members in using SCBA. The exercises included a Vent, Enter Search exercise a long distance Mall Walk, and a Buddy Breathing drill. One of the Chief’s favorites called the Ant Farm involved a series of ladder climbs starting with a first story window and ending up in a roof assent using the one of the District’s aerial apparatus.
The feedback from the members who took part was very positive. Chief Reilly states that “We are fortunate to have a motivated group of personnel, volunteer & career, who are not afraid to roll up their sleeves and work hard. I was very pleased with the training and think that it will help keep our people prepared and focused for what they might be called on to do.”