"Five Minute Drill"
By East Brandywine Fire Company
January 18, 2023

Training Officer Peta led over 25 firefighters in a 5 minute drill Wednesday evening. Using our on site training center, firefighters practiced working as a team to accomplish fire ground tasks. Special attention was given to our new and junior firefighters to give them the opportunity to use their newly learned skills.

EBFC's 5 minute drill encompasses tasks that are completed by the first arriving units at a fire. The first in engine is responsible for a 360 and size up of the structure, deploying a hoseline, securing a water supply, and putting the fire out. The first arriving ladder is responsible for laddering the building, ventilating the smoke, and searching for possible trapped occupants.

Interested in joining our team? Stop down on Wednesday nights to learn more about our volunteer opportunities.