Firefighters attended class and hands-on instruction for the compressed air foam system (CAFS) featured on the station’s new fire truck. That system injects air into the foam and water, allowing for a longer water supply and water delivery rate. Lou DeRosa of Waterous Pumps led the class on Oct. 20 along with 12 of CVFRS crew.
Two fire chiefs, Shelburne Chief Jerry Ouimet and Charlotte Chief Dick St. George,
oversee extrication drills conducted last week. The new “Jaws of Life” tools are battery powered instead of hydraulically powered. The big advantage is portability. No generator is needed with the new tools, and no hydraulic hoses need to be hauled to run them.