February 12, 2014
As the temperature was well below zero this morning, Station 19 (Corydon Township) and Station 15 were dispatched on Box 1921 for a working structure fire at 2407 West Washington Street. Chief 19 (M. Cobb) was one of the first to arrive on scene and established West Washington Street Command and confirmed a working fire. As units from Bradford Township arrived on scene, including Chief 15-20 (T. Burkhouse) and the full crew on Engine 151, members of Corydon Township were already in the process of an exterior attack on the structure with an 1 3/4" hand line. Bradford Township assisted with fire suppression until crews were able to advance inside the structure to continue the extinguishment of remaining hot spots. During the incident, Engine 153 and Engine 155 were called in to provide additional water and personnel to the operation, due to the bitter cold conditions causing equipment on scene to freeze up during operations. All personnel and manpower returned to the station around 0600 hours, with all equipment including PPE and fire apparatus thawed out by 1300 hours. (Photos by Jay Bradish) … [Read More...]
There are many similarities between operating a snowmobile or an ATV and driving an automobile. Riders should always driving defensively. Be alert for what is up ahead on the trail whether it is another rider, some wildlife, or even a tree branch in the middle of the trail. Riders should expect to see these things and not be surprised by them. Always traveling on the right side of the trail is one way to help this. Riders can avoid having to make quick evasive turns when they already leave room for an oncoming vehicle to pass. Turns in the trail are the worst place to encounter this. Try to avoid cutting off the corners making sure that there is plenty of room for both vehicles to pass.
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