Local Officials, Media Invited to Conduct
Real Fire Fighting Drills
Fire Ops 101
Sunday, November 8, 2015
8:45 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Frederick County Public Safety Facility
5370 Public Safety Place
Frederick, MD - The Career Fire Fighters Association of Frederick County, Maryland will host a program for local officials and the media known as Fire Ops101. This daylong program includes hands-on fire-fighting and rescue drills under the controlled supervision of fire fighters and paramedics. Participants will learn exactly how challenging it is to keep our communities safe.
Local officials participating include County Executive Jan Gardner, County Council Vice President M.C. Keegin-Ayer, County Council members Tony Chmelik and Jessica Fitzwater, other county staff, along with aides to Del. Karen Lewis-Young and Del. William Folden.
Participants will learn various fire and emergency medical service operations, from suiting up in the proper protective gear to putting out fires. They will participate in four scenarios demonstrating what fire fighters and paramedics face each shift. Each participant will learn how to use self contained breathing apparatus, essential to breathing in heavy smoke. They will also learn to battle a live fire and be given instruction on how to respond to fire events such as flashover.
Reporters who would like to attend should contact John Neary at 240-674-4295.