On Monday night, 15 of Cutchogue's Bravest once again traveled to the Suffolk County Fire Academy Yaphank for live fire training.
The firefighters participated in the "Taxpayer" drill with our neighbors from the Mattituck Fire Department.
This drill simulates a commercial building fire and is held in a specially designed building that replicates a small strip mall. The drill prepares firefighters to fight fires in commercial buildings and stores in our area such as King Kullen, hardware store and other commercial and mixed use properties.
Firefighters participated in 2 different evolutions under live fire conditions that tested their skills under the watchful eyes of Suffolk County Fire Academy instructors.
Monday's drill was important because it gave CFD a chance to practice with our neighboring mutual aid departments in preparation for a real life event.
The Cutchogue Fire Department like many other fire departments in Suffolk County, routinely travel to the Fire academy several times over the course of the year,to participate in different training evolutions.
The Officers and Members of the Cutchogue Fire Department would like to thank the instructors and entire academy staff and for giving us the skills and knowledge to help us protect our community, and thank the Mattituck Fire Department for allowing us to train with them.
we look forward to many more joint trainiings in the future.
To learn more about the Suffolk County Fire Academy visit their website: http://www.scfa-li.org/