On June 2nd, eight firefighters from the Tumbler Ridge Fire Department gathered at their training grounds in the Commercial Park for the yearly in-house hose-lay. The event, which has been running for 25 years now, is intended to give competition-style, hands-on practice so the firefighters can up their speed for an emergency situation.
The firefighters practiced using two methods of training. The first was the ?One-In-One-Out? drill where the main objective is to get a hose hooked up to a water supply as quickly as possible. The second is called ?Burst Length?, where a team of firefighters practice changing out hoses in the event that one should burst.
Fire Chief Dan Golob said that he thought the attending firefighters did really well. He said that the event was a great opportunity for the department to practice for the upcoming 25th anniversary hose-lay competition.
The competition will be held on Pioneer Loop on the 23rd of June. Golob said that 14 departments throughout the Peace Region have registered for it. There will be events for children and a pancake breakfast hosted by the Lions Club.