Chief Participates in Recruit Burns
 
By Chief Tom Wood
November 4, 2017
 

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.

 
Chief Wood and a student from Dale City VFD prepare to make entry for fire attack.
Chief Wood and a student from Dale City VFD prepare to make entry for fire attack.
Chief Wood observes as recruits from Stonewall Jackson and Dale City remove a simulated victim from the building.
Chief Wood observes as recruits from Stonewall Jackson and Dale City remove a simulated victim from the building.
 
Fire showing through a window of the burn building. Prince William County uses Class A materials to simulate realistic fire conditions and behavior.
Fire showing through a window of the burn building. Prince William County uses Class A materials to simulate realistic fire conditions and behavior.
Chief Wood and an Instructor observe as recruits from Stonewall Jackson and Dale City assist in advancing a hoseline into the building.
Chief Wood and an Instructor observe as recruits from Stonewall Jackson and Dale City assist in advancing a hoseline into the building.
 
Stonewall Jackson Recruit Green dons his facemask as he prepares to enter the building for fire attack.
Stonewall Jackson Recruit Green dons his facemask as he prepares to enter the building for fire attack.