Did Somebody Say FIRE!?

Today was a jam packed day... the day began at 5:30 am, the time i woke up, to prepare for our Firefighting field trip. In order to go out to sea you must be qualified in basic firefighting skills. We have already taken the class and now it was time to do the practical skills.
Me and my 17 section mates of 3T1 took a charter bus to a small town in rural New Jersey. They have a firefighting school there that specializes in maritime fire safety. Once arriving we sat through about a 20 minute class and then it was time to pick out our safety gear.
In no time we were out on the hoses spraying things down to get used to the pressure in the hoses and the types of sprays. As soon as we felt comfortable, a fire was lit in the engine room of the mock ship. With our full gear and air devices (SCBA, which is the mask we are wearing in the picture below) we took turns entering into the engine room (2 at a time) to put out the fire. Man it was hot in there, it was pretty neat go in and see what big fire is like. Once this activity was done we practiced in spraying foam on oil fires, using fire extinguishers to put out kitchen fires, and much more. It was a very educational day and definitely a lot of fun... I can thank all of you taxpayers for all of the fun we had!!! haha
2 Responses
  1. Anonymous Says:

    Keegan, Wow!
    What a wonderful experience in the fire fighting scene. The pictures were most enjoyable. Thanks so much for sharing,, honey. I love your involvement in everything. Preparing for the Ship is a must, huh? That's a good thing. Keep sending your pictures and I love the Blog. It is the quickest and best way to keep up with you. Stay safe honey. I love you very much. "Gingall"

  2. Loyce Says:

    What a wonderful experience. Sound like you all had fun HA!HA!
    I love all the pictures. Thanks!
    Love you,
    Aunt Loyce