This evening the students of this year's fire academy finally had the opportunity to experience some live fire training as part of their fire control skills classes. This fire included brush fires, car fires, and dumpster fires. All types of fires we see regularly in our community. They will continue with fire control skills next Monday at the Huguenot VFD before the final 2 classes of live fire training in a burn building in Blackstone over the weekend of the 19th and 20th.
This class has done very well and everyone is looking forward to getting them in the field to begin providing services to the citizens and visitors to the counties of Powhatan and Amelia.
As a recruitment message... If you are interested in volunteering at one of the Powhatan Fire Departments please call Joe Sposa, recruitment and retention coordinator at 804-598-5646. He will be able to give you the details on what we would need from you, and what we can offer you in return. We provide some great training, equipment, and experiences in return for your service to the community.