After completing 160 hours of training spanning across 32 days and 74 J.P.R.s (Job Performance Requirements), we have finished our last night of our VFF:160 course in less than two months! (The class typically takes six to eight months.) Currently, we have a 96% pass rate with one retest pending.
As you can see in the picture, it’s our tradition here at West Blount for the instructors to “show proper AFFF application” on the last night of class.
Throughout the course, we have had the pleasure of hosting 20 dedicated students from across Central Alabama. Some were with us for all four blocks while some were only with us for one or two, but they ALL put forth 110% every class.
We would like to thank; Mount Olive, Mount High, Morris, Dallas-Selfville, Locust Fork, Remlap and Springville Fire Departments for trusting us to educated your personnel.
Keep these guys in your thoughts as they take their final Fire College Exam on Friday evening. ... ExpandHide
We will host a CPR Healthcare Provider class this Saturday (5/19/18). Class begins at 8:30am and the cost is $30. For further information or to sign up, contact Daniel Etheredge at (205)704-7886. ... ExpandHide
Last week we had a stihl backpack blower come up missing. We think it was stolen out of one of our trucks. We made a Facebook post about it and Jenny Metcalf (pictured below) owner of Hayden and Shipps pharmacy reached out to us and wanted to purchase the fire department a new one. We are thankful for her donation of $452 to purchase a new one. We would also like to thank Alabama mower service for selling it at cost. ... ExpandHide
As the VFF:160 continues, so does the hard work and dedication to learning that each student we are hosting puts forth.
Tonight, we focused on basic fire attacks involving passenger vehicles as well as observing the benefits of using an extinguishing agent. Students were faced with two scenarios tonight; a single passenger vehicle fire followed by a two vehicle fire as a result of a collision.
We would like to extend a special thanks to Campbell’s Towing for not only providing us with the vehicles and moving them during the scenarios but also for being able to prepare a spot on their lot to host our training due to construction on our drill field. ... ExpandHide