02-23-23 SMFD Newsletter #6

02-23-23 CMO Newsletter 6

SMFD Newsletter #6

Happy Anniversary!

Congratulations to Battalion Chief Jeff Clark and Engineer Curt Schoettle on their 33rd year with the department!

Training Facility Update

The new training facility is steadily progressing with over 440 yards of concrete having been poured last week as part of the roadway.  Sections of the interior walls of the burn building are also being worked on and an additional 200 yards of roadway was completed on Wednesday, February 22, 2023.

Ventilation Training at Station 3

Ventilation training is held over the course of 3 days at Fire Station 3 and will allow for more than 70 crew members to work on necessary technical skills including: learning the sequence of cuts, finding rafter locations, and how to ventilate over the seat of the fire. Ventilation training is held annually with additional instruction offered for any newly hired personnel.