The Arcadia Volunteer Fire Company attended a training in New Windsor, MD on Sunday 4-28-13. The training was sponsored by the Maryland State Fireman's Association and hosted by the New Windsor Vol. Fire Co. At 9:00 am units assembled from Carroll, Howard, Montgomery, Garrett and Baltimore Counties for an overview of the days training. The task was to be able to supply water to two separate ladder trucks flowing 1000 gallons per minute each using only natural water sources. No fire hydrants were used in the training. Approximately 12 - 15 large capacity tankers were able to supply approximately 1400 gallons per minute of water flow from 6 different fill sites. The scenario was designed to simulate a catastrophic failure of the fire hydrant system in a semi rural town. It turned out to be a very well managed and planned out training exercise and an extremely successful training experience. Arcadia would to extend a huge thanks to the New Winsor VFC for hosting this event.
Engine 434, Engine Tanker 431, Utility 437
Engine Tanker 431 shuttling water.
Unit from Pleasant Valley filling Tankers.
Engine from Pleasant Valley drafting water from a folding water tank
Junior Captain Ethan Sigman learning some tricks of the trade
A large capacity tanker dumping into a folding water tank
Engine 434 drafting water from a local stream to fill the tankers
Engine 434 drafting water from a local stream to fill the tankers. Junior Lieutenant Mike Robinson leading the way
A large capacity tanker being filled from a local stream
Distant view of one of the ladder trucks flowing water