Ice Rescue Training was an additional training to practice rescue techniques from frozen water areas.
Communications and incident command was the other training in January.
There was orientation on the new truck, 145, where people learned where to locate supplies on trucks and how to use this truck.
Members were instructed on wildland firefighting.
Grain bin rescue where JMFD practiced using their new rescue materials.
There was instruction on adapters water supply and hose handling.
There was a special training which was a house burn, where members got to control a structure burn.
Members trained on drafting water supply on pumpers 141 and 143.
Training was received on the new SCBA gear, where proper use and care was practiced.
Members were trained on pumping from hydrants, drafting and hose handling.
Auto extrication and new techniques with recently purchased equipment.
JMFD volunteers refreshed CPR and defibrillator use as a rescue professional.
Aircare gave a presentation on their services and protocol. They returned at the business meeting in July with a helicopter.
Every 3 years the Eastern Iowa Airport holds a MCI, Mass Casualty Incident where there is a simulated plane crash. Each local mutual aid for the Eastern Iowa Aiport/Cedar Rapids area attends. JMFD’s job wa to supply water to the airport’s fire apparatus and render EMS support for casualty victims.
They practiced fire extraction in which they practice cutting cars apart like they would to get trapped victims out.
JMFD volunteers had pumping practice on engines. By doing this they are able to get water quickly to supress fire.
They will go to Oak Estates and pump from a dry hydrant. They do this because it is a way to practice collecting rural water supply from somewhere other than a fire hydrant.
During the September training members of the fire department will practice pumping from fire hydrants. This is a good practice for getting water from the hydrant.
There was a presentation on proper emergency driving and radio procedures.
Members reviewed PPE (personal protective equipment) protocols and what their proper usage is for.