On Sunday, February 12th, Wyndmoor Hose Company invited Flourtown Fire Company to participate in a unique multi-company training exercise.
Wyndmoor was able to acquire a structure (house) that was scheduled to be torn down the following day. This provided the Springfield Township Fire Company’s a unique opportunity to conduct realistic training evolutions that are normally simulated. These activities are normally simulated, unless there is training prop available, since they often involve making large holes when performed “live”, which would cause damage that would need to be prepared.
However, since the acquired structure was scheduled to be torn down, we were free to breach walls, cut vent holes in the roof, force open interior/exterior doors, pull ceilings, open walls, as well as many other fire fighting skills that we are not normally able to practice.