The Richland Twp. Volunteer Fire Dept. is proud to participate once again in the annual “Richland Community Days”! This year, the RTFD will once again be serving up cold drinks at the beverage tent near the stage, and will be showing off the fire trucks for everyone to see near the children’s area in the Elementary School Lot. This year, the RTFD will be showing off the NEW Tower 3-1, and many other fire trucks in not only the children’s area, but the Parade on Saturday! New to Community Days, the RTFD is sponsoring the band “Spiffy Jeff & The Freeze Line” Saturday afternoon after the parade, and partnering with the East Hills Training Association, is sponsoring and hosting the opportunity of a lifetime! “Train Like a Firefighter” is a hands on training experience using the very same training props that the real firefighters use! This will give anybody their shot to see if they have what it takes to be a firefighter! Test your strength and skills, and challenge your friends to see how you measure up! See the accompanying article for more information!
“Train Like a Firefighter”
The Richland Twp. Volunteer Fire Dept. and the East Hills Training Association are proud to present “Train Like a Firefighter” at this year’s Richland Community Days. Using training props provided by the East Hills Training Association, the Richland Twp. Volunteer Fire Dept. is giving you and your friends the chance to try out some of the training techniques actually used by the volunteer firefighters! “Train Like a Firefighter” will feature a window prop, which will allow participants to perform various ladder and window drills including a head first dive onto a ladder; a wall breach prop, which will allow participants to physically breach a wall and traverse through a seemingly impossible opening; a drop ceiling collapse simulator, which will test the resolve of every participant; and a forcible entry door, which will let participants actually kick some doors in! All of these techniques will be demonstrated and supervised by RTFD officers, and all participants will be fitted with real firefighter’s gear for their experience! After signing a quick form, YOU can train just like the firefighters do!