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Squads – Jeanette, PA

June 22, 2019 - June 23, 2019


Hosted by the City Of Jeanette Fire Department
110 South Second Street Jeannette, PA
June 22-23, 2019 8:30AM – 4:00Pm daily

In many areas of the country fire departments are running “squad” companies.  A squad company may respond in a first due area as an engine company, however, outside of the first due it most often serves as a special services company assigned to rescue or truck related duties. In some regions the squad function is very similar to a truck company.   The squad may also handle various technical rescue functions such as vehicle extrications.   This hands on program will cover a wide array of subjects including squad company functions including search and rescue, ventilation, laddering, forcible entry, rapid intervention and basic engine company functions. Riding positions based upon the dispatched assignment are detailed in the program.

After a brief classroom session, the program will take to the streets with several hands-on drill stations and scenario based exercises. 

Lead Instructor:
Jeff  Eckert, Philadelphia Fire Department Squad 72

Jeff is a native of Philadelphia. He works for the Philadelphia Fire Department and is a member of Pennsylvania’s Urban Search and Rescue Team, PA Task Force 1. Jeff teaches a wide array of programs topics include vehicle and and machinery rescue, RIT, Truck and Engine Company Operations. He currently is assigned to Squad 72 in Philadelphia.

For more information: Chief Bill Frye   724.527.4021


Jeanette Fire Department


Jeanette Fire Department
110 South Second
Jeanette, PA United States
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