Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Wellsville fire to honor Chief Officers at dedication ceremony

Wellsville Volunteer Fire Department cordially invites you to the Dedication & Open House of the newly completed Mask Confidence Course facility on Saturday October 29th, 2016 @ the Wellsville Training Facility Classroom.
Open House is 10:00 a.m. – 3 p.m.     Dedication Ceremony is 1 p.m.
It is being dedicated to Honor ALL WVFD Chief’s – Past, Present and Future.

WVFD Fire Prevention Committee will have a display and Information.

WVFD will have demonstrations of the Mask Confidence Course.

Over the past several months Wellsville Firefighters completed phase 1 of the project to construct the departments mask confidence course. While WVFD has maintained and supported in-house training for many years, these energetic members recognized the course needed completion. A newly designed program that incorporated a number of new and innovative scenarios was designed and built. This new course is challenging and dynamic and accurately recreates the “real life” hazardous situations that a firefighter may be faced with while operating at a structure fire. Over the past several years our training committee has found the utilization of hands-on training props such as the mask confidence course as instructional tools to be the most beneficial method of preparing our firefighters to operate safely and effectively at emergency incidents. We feel this newly constructed modern course will significantly improve our ability to offer the high quality training our organization is known for while at the same time enhancing firefighter safety and our capacity to provide professional services to the community.

The Facility is available to all area departments.

The WVFD would like to thank all involved for their donations of the materials, labor and support used to complete this project.