Training new firefighter recruits in Utah
Welcome to Week #2 of Fire Academy for Unified Fire Authority’s Recruit Class #54. This week we focused on basics once again. The recruits had lessons on building construction, hose deployments, leadership, and for the first time- they entered into a real fire environment. Stay tuned as Public Information Officer Ryan Love documents their every move, bringing you video updates for the next 15 weeks.
All recruits and cadre have continued with their weekly rapid COVID tests – all negative. We will maintain a COVID-aware campus through frequent testing, daily screening, and vaccination efforts.#UNIFIED54
0:00 – Week Two Fire Academy
1:00 – Intro
2:33 – L-180 Leadership Course
4:25 – Floor is Lava
6:04 – Spaghetti Tower
7:13 – Hose Management
11:24 – Building Construction Lesson
13:36 – Construction Burn
19:46 – Endless Hose Day
22:00 – Meet the Recruits with Wilding and Donlevy
26:23 – Outro
27:26 – Credits
27:37 – Encore
If you’re interested in becoming a firefighter with Unified Fire, sign up for our hiring interest list here: https://unifiedfire.org/becoming-a-fi…
The UFA is a full-service fire agency, providing fire suppression, advanced life support, first response and transport, rescue, hazardous materials, bomb response, fire investigation, code enforcement, hazardous materials inspections, and Emergency Management for all of Salt Lake County. UFA is the sponsoring agency of Utah Task Force 1, one of 28 FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Teams in the nation, provides Fire Management services for Camp Williams and emergency response for the Utah Data Center. UFA operates as an independent fire authority under the direction of the UFA Board of Directors. Each of the municipalities appoints one elected official from their municipality to serve on the UFA Board of Directors, with the exception of Salt Lake County who can appoint two elected officials.
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