On Tuesday July 22nd, the Irvington Fire Department's water rescue team trained with the Elmsford Fire Department's water rescue team. Both units went to the Irvington Reservoir where they deployed their Zodiac boats. Members got comfortable utilizing their boats and the teams worked together.
These combined trainings are very important as departments get comfortable working together as it is likely that at some point they might be called to work together during an incident. This particular training also allowed members from the Elmsford Fire Department to learn about various areas within the Irvington fire district in which they might be called on to assist.
R-49, Car 2201, Car 2202, Car 2203, U-149
Elmsford Utility 86, Car 2111
Elmsford firefighters testing the waters in the Irvington Reservoir.
Ex-Chief Jim Ruffler showing a member how to operate the boat.
Firefighter Dave Lutomski running to get some equipment (or goofing around)!
Elmsford firefighters coming back to shore.
Elmsford firefighters tying up to the shore.
Irvington and Elmsford firefighters overlooking the operations in the reservoir.
Lt. Mangiacotti and 2nd Assistand Chief Joe Trama driving U-149 (and having a few laughs).