MFD Training – Joint Training Operations with PCFD

Crews completed joint training operations with Papineau-Cameron Fire Deparatment (PCFD) this week. 

Completed 2 evolutions, one with water supply from a portable pump and the other from Porta-tank (tanker shuttle) supply. 

PCFD’s portable pump was setup on the Ottawa River, and MFD 4″ supply was laid to the pump off Pumper 08. The 2 1/2″ kit is needed to adapt to the twin ports on the portable pump.

Calculated fire flows with 2 x 2 1/2″ attack hoses laid to the portable ground monitor. Set for 1000, 750, and 500gpm throughout the tests.  

The second evolution was with a tanker shuttle. Pumper 05 was used to draft out of the Porta-tank and relay pumped to Pumper 08 with 4″ LDH. We were able to achieve 750-900 gpm flow from the portable pump and were able to achieve 900 gpm flow from the porta-tank.

MFD Training – Joint Training Operations with PCFD

MFD Training – Basic Driver Training

Four (4) members of the Mattawa Fire Department completed their 4 hour basic driver training course this past weekend. They are now eligible to proceed to the intermediate phase of their training.

This weekend focused on truck familiarity, vehicle dynamics and precision driving. Members had to navigate a tight slalom, a narrow straight away, sharp 90 degree corner, reverse into parking spot off roadway and a 3 point turn.

Training like this helps ensure our drivers are safe and proficient in all aspects of operating our apparatus.

MFD Training – Basic Driver Training