participated in 6-plus hours of training at the Fire Response and Research Center at the MERTS Campus of Clatsop Community College in Astoria.
This is the second year of the joint training organized by the Raymond Fire Department. Live-fire training for firefighters is required and necessary to keep our skills sharp. Having such a campus nearby is a real blessing. The six hours included intense training on Live fire attack, search and rescue, ladder techniques, firefighter extrication, roof ventilation and forcible entry.
Instructors included Division Chief Mike Karvia from Pacific County Fire District #1, Kurt Donaldson (Fire Science Instructor at MERTS), Tony Como (instructional assistant at MERTS) and several Raymond firefighters.