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SHERWOOD FIRE
DEPARTMENT
Sherwood Fire Department  •  400 Lantrip Road  •  Sherwood, Arkansas 72120  •  (501) 835-0342
Mailing Address  •  P. O. Box 6689  •  Sherwood, Arkansas 72124-6689  •  FAX Number: (501) 834-9437
TRAINING
Engine Company
Tricks of the trade
As many of you guys know, hauling around all those tools gets
pretty cumbersome. Here are a few different ways we can make it a
little easier.
Lieutenant Mike Brown from Baltimore City (MD) Truck 15 came up
with this handy way of keeping up with cable cutters and other
small tools. Note the webbing is just long enough to slide outside
your turnout pockets for easy access. Remember how irritating it
can be pulling handles out of the bottom of a pair of bottoms?
Simply zip-tie the ends, and be sure and leave enough slack for
them to open.
Pictured (above) is Chief David Teague and Captain Brian Lawrence,(below) is Captain
Cameron Lester and Battalion Chief John Sawyer with Retired Fire Chief Rick Lasky(left) and
Retired Fire Chief Alan Brunacini(right).  Firemen from the Sherwood Fire Department
attended the Third Annual Arkansas Fire Conference in Rogers, Arkansas.
Hot Chain Link
Had to post these on
here. Mike Gurr from
Pompano Beach (FL)
posted these
pictures online.  
They were taken on
a downed power line
call, which we get
plenty of.  They used
the TIC to determine
if the line was still
hot.  See for yourself!
Basement Access
It won’t take long
nowadays looking
online to find pictures
or videos of a near
miss involving a
basement firefighters
didn't know was there.  
Here are a few pictures
to get your mind
going.  This is why it’s
important for us to
perform our walk
around when arriving
on scene.
Using the tip to
your advantage
Clearwater, FL truck
45 posted these on
vententersearch. You
could use this to your
advantage with our
limited manpower. Just
another tool for the
pockets.
For those of us with bad
depth-perception:
This picture is from
Greenville, N.C. It’s simply a
prussic tied on the end of
your ladder.  This will tell you
when you have successfully
placed the tip of the ladder
over the roof.  No more
guessing if she needs to
extend or retract.  Great for
training, you guys decide for
yourselves if it’s practical for
the fireground.
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Total Training
Hours
For 2012
2825
TRAINING 2012
   
CATEGORY
# OF
CLASSES
HOURS
APPARATUS
401
485
ASSIGNED
TRAINING
2
4
BUILDING
40
113
COMPANY
TRAINING
168
496
DRILLS
27
62
DRIVER
202
415
EMS
30
277
FIRE GROUND
RESCUE
58
227
FIRE
INVESTIGATION
9
35
FIRE PREVENTION
55
148
FIRE SUPPRESSION
125
440
HAZ-MAT
2
16
HYDRANT
14
39
IN-HOUSE
40
64
SCBA
4
6
TOTAL
 
2825
A SHIFT
 
806
B SHIFT
 
1178
C SHIFT
 
1556
TRAINING 2013
   
CATEGORY
# OF
CLASSES
HOURS
APPARATUS
24
28
ASSIGNED
TRAINING
1
1
BUILDING
2
4
COMPANY
TRAINING
10
45
DRILLS
 
 
DRIVER
7
13
EMS
2
6
FIRE GROUND
RESCUE
 
 
FIRE
INVESTIGATION
 
 
FIRE PREVENTION
5
11
FIRE SUPPRESSION
7
16.5
HAZ-MAT
1
2
HYDRANT
 
 
IN-HOUSE
10
17.5
SCBA
1
1
TOTAL
 
145
A SHIFT
 
 
B SHIFT
 
 
C SHIFT
   
Total Training
Hours
For 2013

145