Tonight was a fairly warm night for mid January so we decided to get the trucks out and train on various topics outside while the weather cooperates. Truck 8 laddered the building with its aerial and crews ascended to the roof to discuss roof operations and Construction features of flat roofs. Meanwhile, Squad 2 and Engine 6 were working together going over nurse tanker operations. Nursing is when the tanker (Engine 6) pulls up behind Squad 2 (or any fire apparatus that is working in a fire attack role) and feeds its water into it for the purpose of establishing a continuous water supply. While Squad 2 is nursing off Engine 6’s 2500 Gallons of water the tanker shuttle with portable water tanks can be set up to make sure we don’t run out of water in the rural water supply setting where there are not any fire hydrants.
Photos by FF Lisa Desotelle