Members from the Manchester Fire Department visited both the Manchester Elementary Middle School and Northshire Day School in honor of Fire Prevention Month. Varying lessons were taught depending on age, but all students were able to get a firsthand view of our department’s apparatus and equipment.
The Manchester Fire Department’s October training session focused on two topics. Propane fire emergencies, specifically using multiple hand lines to create safe access for a firefighter to turn off the valve feeding a propane fire.
Second, Ladder Captain Healy demonstrated setting up and operating the chimney snuffer nozzle from our tower truck. With winter heating season just around the corner this refresher will help us be ready to quickly and safely knock down any chimney fires that we might be called to.
As a reminder to all homeowners, now is the time to make sure your chimney, and heating systems have been professionally cleaned and inspected. A little maintenance before winter can save you from a visit by your local fire department later.