322

FF Morse is shown here practicing throwing the 24′ extension ladder in preparation for his Firefighter I and II practical skills exam two weeks ago. FF Morse has been enrolled in the North Berwick FD Firefighter I and II certification class since December 1, a college level, extremely rigorous course of study including many hours Read More →

359

Tonight’s training focused on vertical ventilation, that is cutting holes in roofs to let smoke and fire gasses out of a burning building. The training focused on several key components to getting this task accomplished; including, aerial ladder work, ground ladders, roof ladders, ventilation saws, and cutting with axes. Lieutenants and Captains drilled with crews Read More →

IMG_1899

With the purchase of the new tanker pumper, which is due to be delivered by late summer, we are selling Tank 4. Tank 4 is the 1991 Mack/Central States it is being sold by the town of York by sealed bid. She has served the town well since November 1991, but it is time for Read More →

IMG_1847

Today York Village Fire Department conducted the final training evolution at 10 McIntire Rd. Members have been using this residence for several months to conduct various training evolutions. Hoseline advancement, search & rescue, overhaul, forcible entry, and Rapid Intervention Team ops. All skills that require an actual structure to teach with and learn on. The Read More →

IMG_1750

Tonight members drilled on search and rescue. That is searching a fire building for victims inside. Different techniques were employed to look for victims that may be trapped in the building. We tried searching with and without being assisted by a hoseline, it is preferable to search with a hoseline since it allows the firefighter’s Read More →

IMG_1714

Chief Balentine attended a conference yesterday hosted by the Maine Fire Chief’s Association. The conference was held at the Sunday River Ski Resprt in Bethel, Me. This is an opportunity for fire chiefs across the state of Maine to come together to network and collaborate to find solutions to common problems facing the fire service Read More →

The stats have been compiled for winter storm Stella. It has taken a few days to get everything compiled as the volume of calls that came in in a short time coupled with the dispatch server going down resulted in handwritten notes being necessary to keep track of all the calls for service. Our final Read More →