Large Scale Tanker Drill In Voorheesville, NY
A lot of communities take for granted having readily available and fully working fire hydrants in their community. In the Capital Region a lot of rural fire departments heavily rely on tanker operations to fight structure fires in their communities. Eight fire departments from the hill towns of Albany County today practiced a large scale tanker operation drill. During the summer months firefighters take the opportunity to practice tanker relays and setting up large portable ponds that hold 2,500 gallons of water or more at a time.
Firefighters during the training exercise in the New Salem Fire District successfully were able to flow 65,000 gallons of water to supply four master streams, two deck guns and a ladder pipe. Firefighters were successfully able to meet their goal of being able to supply a large active scene quickly and efficiently with a sufficient amount of water.