FERT Leadership at the State Fire Academy
September 06, 2021 12:00 AM
The DOC Safety Division hosted a Fire Emergency Response Team (FERT) leadership class at the State Fire Academy in Lewistown from Aug. 16-20. Current FERT members from DOC facilities throughout the state participated in this advanced training opportunity. The class is designed to challenge decision-making skills, team leadership skills and communication skills during an actual emergency. Students were required to mitigate live fire situations with available tools and staffing. Training evolutions included coordinating search and rescue, fire suppression and ventilation.