Alongside multiple hours of pouring over books to study and in-class works, new firefighters are also required to do in-person training before becoming certified.
The in-person training component is what this past weekend was for at Prince Township Fire Hall. Over a dozen new firefighters, from across Algoma joined almost as many Ontario Fire Marshall instructors as well as members from Prince Fire, to hone their skills.
Throughout the time SaultOnline was there, they conducted fire hose training, learning what nozzles did and their uses. They also learned about confined space rescue, ventilation, door breaching and fire recognition.
Next month will be the final “in-person” weekend and on that Sunday the firefighters will write their NFPA level 1001 test.
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