Yesterday afternoon, 2 of TVFD's junior firefighters graduated the Chester County Junior Public Safety Camp. Michaela Brooks and Lauren Dymond joined with several other juniors from around the county at the state of the art training center in South Coatesville. These young volunteers dedicated 40+ hours the past week in both the classroom as well as participating in hands on training to further their knowledge, skills, and abilities in both firefighting and emergency services. The camp covered such topics as fireground operations, fire extinguisher training, fire safety, hazardous materials, first aid/CPR, law enforcement, criminal justice, and 911 operations. Junior cadets also had the opportunity to visit Philadelphia’s airport fire department, fire boat, and museum during a mid-week field trip. We really appreciate the time and effort of the instructors and support staff who brought decades of experience and applied that to the curriculum. Our juniors are the future of both Twin Valley Fire Department and the emergency services. We are extremely proud of the hard work and dedication of these recent camp graduates as well as all TVFD junior firefighters.
*Photos courtesy of TVFD members and CCDES.