Rapid City (SD) Fire Department Training Section Chief for Station 2 Nick Carlson stopped by KOTA TV to talk all things training.
He says that Station 2, the department’s oldest station, was converted to a training facility which now oversees the entire department’s training module.
Sometimes when the hydrant doesn't work or there is no hydrant, crews have to use another source of water. Today they are practicing drafting water from a portable tank in case they ever need to do this in a real life scenario. #PreparePreventProtect pic.twitter.com/oghhUBZeun— Rapid City Fire Dept (@RapidCityFire) August 25, 2021
The recruits were learning about forcible entry today. This is used by firefighters in a number of situations, where access is hindered by locked doors, walls, windows, etc. #PreparePreventProtect pic.twitter.com/HxYmEHq2CA— Rapid City Fire Dept (@RapidCityFire) September 16, 2021
Rapid City Fire Department’s ARFF (Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting) qualified firefighters are participating in live fire training at Station 8 at the Rapid City Regional Airport today. ARFF is a specialized category of firefighting involving aircraft emergencies. pic.twitter.com/hNicffGieP— Rapid City Fire Dept (@RapidCityFire) September 27, 2021