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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

"Battle in the 3rd Battalion"

On Tuesday, April 26, District Heights Fire/EMS Station 826 and Silver Hill Fire/EMS Station 829 participated in the annual "battle in the battalion."  The friendly competition consisted of several common fireground tasks to see who was the best of the best.  The competition included PPE (personal protective equipment) donning, VES (vent, enter, search), line over ladder, ropes and tool hoisting, buddy breathing, and a pump operator evolution.  Personnel from these stations have been hard at work for their entire careers honing their skills and preparing their strategy.  While Silver Hill Firefighter/Medics edged out District Heights for the win, we were all winners today as we excelled at our trade.  I count it a privilege to work alongside these dedicated employees who are always looking for a way to advance their knowledge and skills.  Today was a great day of training and mentoring.  I believe Lt. John “Skillet” Ulmschneider would be proud of the hard work that was displayed on the drill field today.

Story and images by:
Denny C. Chatel
Battalion Chief 883 D-Shift

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