From the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company:
The Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company participates in a live fire training exercise with the Darlington Volunteer Fire Company.
The Darlington Volunteer Fire Company (DVFC) was given the chance to conduct a live fire training exercise at 1229 Boyd Road in Street, Maryland. The DVFC reached out to the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company (JMVFC) and other fire companies in Harford County to partake in this unique training opportunity.
The JMVFC took one fire engine and a support vehicle with 11 volunteer firefighters. Fire Company Officers were able to take the members who recently passed their firefighter training classes into a real structure fire under “controlled” conditions. The JMVFC also provided 4 specially trained support instructors to ensure that there were enough instructors on scene to comply with national fire training standards.
Additional volunteer firefighters remained back at the JMVFC’s 3 stations to staff other apparatus. While at the training, a reported structure fire was dispatched on Dublin Road in Darlington. The DVFC Fire Chief directed the JMVFC engine to respond on the call. Firefighters arrived and found a malfunctioning pellet stove.
For more information on the DVFC training exercise, contact Mike Laslo at firstname.lastname@example.org.