Chief Wood had the opportunity to observe and participate in the live burns conducted by Volunteer Recruit School 18003. Students from Stonewall Jackson VFD, Occoquan-Woodbridge-Lorton VFD, Dumfries Triangle VFD, Nokesville VFD, Dale City VFD, and Manassas City spent the day extinguishing live fires, locating and removing trapped "victims," and practicing forcible entry and ladder skills. Chief Wood also had the opportunity to speak with the students, praising them for their dedication to the citizens of Prince William County and urging them to continue to embrace learning and training throughout their career.
Thanks to the staff of the PWC Public Safety Academy for inviting Chief Wood to participate.
Photos Courtesy Capt C. Griffin, DTVFD.