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Saturday, August 10, 2019

Duty Day #06 (part 1)

10- August-2019
  On Friday-9-August the Cadets of the Emergency Services Youth Academy in Bogota  traveled to the W. Broad St. Firehouse to learn about the work it takes to be a Firefighter.  Before the training began the Cadets did a quick march down Larch Ave to Elm St, and back to the Broad St. Firehouse. This was a form of morning calisthenics to start the day. The march also allowed  Class 08 to pose for a class photo on the steps of Borough Hall.  When they returned to their starting point the Squads went to different stations to learn more about fire safety. Two Squads move inside the Firehouse to hear about some of the different types of equipment  that may be use when having to answer call. They also saw one Firefighter dressed in full turn-out gear. This was a display of  what protection the responders have  in emergency situation. The Cadets also were allowed to hold a few hand tools that can be used in a rescue.  One of the Firefighter addressing the Cadet explained how he is a Junior member of the Bogota Volunteer Fire Dept.  When asked his age, the Cadets were told 17. He explained that at age 16 any resident from Bogota can apply to the Junior Firefighters.  He then asked the Squad how old they were.  Some are now only a few years away from becoming eligible to apply.  He continued to say that  his job, as of now, is to assist the regular members when on a call. The Junior members do the task needed that allow the Senior member focus on the situation at hand. Very soon, he said, he will train to become a full member of the Bogota Fire Dept. 
  While half the of Class 08 was in the classroom the others face off against each other in a type of tug of war except using water. Each squad needed to man a fire hose with Squad Leader calling out direction to the hose crew. The objective  was to use the spray from the hose to move a cylinder into the other squads goal.  Each contest was a best of three format. Then the Squads change places so all the Cadets could learn about what a Firefighter does, and to face off against their classmate.  Finally the two winning Squads battled for the water challenge  title. While this was happening the other Cadets were either cheering on their class mate or standing under a water shower, which was an example of the downpour that could be experience at  the scene of a large fire. 
   After Class 08 thanked the Bogota Volunteer Fire Dept for their demonstration, they went to Olsen Park. They did a series of marches around the East Field and worked on new chants. The Cadets then assembled on one side to watch the landing of the New Jersey State Police Evacuation Helicopter.  The Helicopter was originally schedule to arrive on Wednesday as part of Rescue Day. Strong winds and uncertain weather conditions forced the event to be move to this day. The Helicopter did one pass over Bogota, then came in for a landing in front of the Cadets. Once the vehicle was secured the air-crew came out and talked to the Cadets.  After a brief talk from the Pilot, the Squads were able to get a closer look of the Helicopter. The Cadets then talk to the air-crew and ask more questions about being part of the team that gets to fly over New Jersey to help rescues those in need. When all the questions were answered and  with one final look on the inside the Air-crew prepared for take-off. It machine slowly lifted off the ground then hovered at tree top level to demonstrate the force of the down draft of its propellers. The Helicopter then took one more pass over the Borough before it roared away to its next assignment. 
  After the excitement of the air show eased the Cadets were then released to get ready for the evening that would follow..

The Bogota Fire Dept.  along with the Rescue  Squads  Auxiliary Police Force are all volunteer organizations.  For more information about volunteering please to to bogotafire.org/
Bogota Rescue SquadBogotaRescue@gmail.com
Bogota Auxiliary Police Dept:  http://www.bogotapolicedept.org/#!auxiliary-police/c46n
or call; 201-342-1736 ext. 2007. 


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