The Hovland Area Volunteer Fire Department held their annual community Pot Luck dinner and annual meeting last night at the Hovland Town Hall. Terry Spieker, Assistant Fire Chief presided over the gathering with brats and hamburgers and great food from all who attended.
Joe Peterson, Training Officer, reviewed set up of water tender fire truck to holding tank and pumping systems for the E18 fire truck. This process was repeated so each firefighter had a chance to operate and manage pumping water from the holding tank to the pumping system of the E18 fire truck.
John Barton – Communications Director is working with Rowan Watkins from the Cook County IT department in adjusting and calibrating the frequency of all the radios of the Hovland fire trucks and hand held radios. This new system allows county wide communications and also taps in the the state wide system.
Al Taenzer, Evacuation Program Director and Joe Peterson, Training Officer held an evacuation training tonight at the Hovland Fire Department building, The members broke into 5 teams and headed to the east of the fire dept and contacted a list of home owners who were instructed on the procedures and evacuation routes had this been a real emergency.
Kerry Keeds held a S.T.O.P training on North road with the emphasizing a two lane event. The newest member, Bob Tamanaha was introduced to the S.T.O.P. team
Joe Peterson, Training Officer, reviewed pumping systems for the E18 fire truck with Keck Melby, Neil Slaughter, Treg Axtell, Charlie LaBoda and Terry Spieker.
Joe Peterson, Training Officer, reviewed pumping systems for the E18 fire truck with Keck Melby and Terry Spieker.
Joe Peterson, Training Officer, reviewed new layout for the pumping systems. Great night to spray some water.
The Hovland Volunteer Fire Department is looking forward to keeping you in the know, and our effort to provide a safe place to live in our community. Stand by for more news soon!