Training new fire recruits in Utah
Welcome to Week #3 of Fire Academy for Unified Fire Authority’s Recruit Class #54. This week we focused primarily on fire behavior. The recruits also had lessons on ropes & knots, ladders, and for the first time- they drove our fire engines. Stay tuned as Public Information Officer Ryan Love documents their every move, bringing you weekly video updates for the full 16-week academy.
0:00 – Week Three
1:01 – Intro
2:16 – Engine Familiarization
5:42 – Ropes and Knots
7:18 – Throwing Ladders
8:09 – Flashover Prep
9:30 – Flashover Prop
13:44 – Palmer’s Dollhouse
15:48 – Flashpoint Fire Behavior Prop
17:23 – Meet the Recruits with LaJeunesse and Hutchings
20:14 – Outro
22:00 – Credits
22:12 – Encore
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
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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