Here is a very well done video documenting the 4 week recruit school for 9 rookie firefighters in Lake Havasu, Arizona. The Lake Havasu Fire Department has 6 stations which cover 52 square miles.
I am unsure if the FD actually responds to the legendary Lake Havasu parties at spring break…but that would be icing on the cake for me!
It is great to see fire departments taking advantage of the SAFER grant funding available through FEMA.
The Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grants (SAFER) was created to provide funding directly to fire departments and volunteer firefighter interest organizations in order to help them increase the number of trained, “front line” firefighters available in their communities. The goal of SAFER is to enhance the local fire departments’ abilities to comply with staffing, response and operational standards established by the NFPA and OSHA (NFPA 1710 and/or NFPA 1720 and OSHA 1910.134). For details visit www.nfpa.org/SAFERActGrant.
Enjoy the best job in the World guys! I am just wondering why my recruit school as 12 weeks, 6 days a week? Seems like I grabbed the short straw!