Lincroft Fire Company Teaches Scouts About Firefighting & Safety

J3N(1)On April 15, about 40 Cub Scouts and 30 parents met with firefighters of the Lincroft Fire Company to learn about the fire company.

Pack 210 Cubmaster Clay Bernabeo introduced the firefighters, who told the Cub Scouts and their parents about the all-volunteer fire company. They learned how the calls are dispatched, how they respond, and that Lincroft is one of the 11 fire companies that comprise the Middletown Township Fire Department. The firefighters then presented fire safety issues like not smoking, family fire drills at home, and safe gathering points away from the fire. Firefighters Siclare and Hubney demonstrated how firefighters put on their gear, piece by piece, to form a protective envelope to keep them safe from smoke and flame. Thermal Imaging Camera (TICs) showed the Cub Scouts how the firefighters use the TICs to see through the smoke and search for victims.

The Cub Scouts then went outside to learn about all the firefighting tools carried on the tower ladder, engine and brush truck. They even sat in the various seats to learn about the jobs of the driver/pump operator, officer in charge, and the firefighting crew.

It was a great night of fun and education for the Cub Scouts. The Lincroft Fire Company reminded parents that it is an all-volunteer organization supported by their donations and is always looking for more volunteers.