Manchester Firemen Go Through Intense Training

Firemen work on escaping a home without a ladder... Photos and story by Samantha Watters

Firemen work on escaping a home without a ladder… Photos and story by Samantha Watters

Last week the Manchester Fire Department went through a 2 Part Survival Course that taught them how to escape a burning building once their traditional exit routes have been compromised. This course was taught by the Tennessee Fire and Codes Enforcement Academy who said it was their first time teaching this course to an entire department including the administration. Part 1 of this course taught fireman how to breach walls and how to climb through enclosed spaces, wiring, and more while having no visibility.

Firefighters working on escaping with a ladder.

Firefighters working on escaping with a ladder.

Part 2 of this course trained fireman on techniques to help them escape a 2 story building through a window without a traditional ladder method. When asked what they thought about this training course, firemen responded with answer that covered the following: this course taught them that mentally attacking a situation can make all of the difference, that having a real life practice scenario can better train them for a real life situation, and how having a background in nontraditional escape options can help them safely get home to their families. Watch these firefighters in action as they breach walls and climb out of windows on Thunder TV’s all new News Video online at www.WMSRRadio.com.