A Night of Training with our Neighbors: Pump & Tanker Operations
By web team
June 26, 2024

Even though we rely on our hydrant system in a majority of our Fire District, in portions of the Cutchogue Fire Distict and in neighboring Districts there is still a need to utilize alternative water supply sources during a fire. These often include drafting from a fire well, large water sources such as the Bay or ponds and utilizing tankers from our Mutual Aid Departments

We always strive to be prepared. On Monday Night we were invited to trained with the Mattituck and Jamesport Fire Departments and focused on pump operations utilizing a tanker operation at Strawberry Fields in Mattituck.

A series of scenarios were practiced in which water was supplied to Mattituck's Tower ladder truck 8-6-8 and handlines.

First firefighters set up the Drop tank/porta pond from Jamesport's tanker and set up a draft using a supply engine from the portable pond as tankers kept it filled.

The second scenario included setting up a relay in which several engines supplied the ladder truck over a long distance hose lay.

CFD's supply engine 8-5-1 laid out several hundred feet of LDH and was positioned at the end of the relay to supply the ladder.

Throughout the night firefighters had the opportunity to practice drafting and pumping in a relay scenario while other groups of firefighters focussed on handline operations and ladder/master stream operations.

The night provided valuable lessons in operating efficiently with our mutual aid departments and becoming familiar with their equipment that may respond to assist us.

Thank You to the Mattituck Fire Department for the ivitation to train with you

Units: Engine 8-5-1
Mutual Aid: Mattituck FD, Jamesport FD
Hyperlinks: Mattituck FD
Jamesport FD