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SCI's Team Up with local EMA

May 03, 2019 12:00 AM
By: DOC Staff

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SCI Smithfield and SCI Huntingdon have created a win-win partnership with local Huntingdon Emergency Management Agency (EMA).

As required by DOC policy, the Fire Emergency Response Team (FERT) is required to train on various subjects that will enhance FERT response. On April 30, SCI Smithfield's and SCI Huntingdon's FERTs attended a training that was specific to firefighting operations within the institution at Mill Creek Volunteer Fire Department. Kevin Hogan from Bucks County Community College gave classroom and practical instruction going over water supply, hose and hydrant, fire extinguishers and sprinkler/standpipe systems. This training was beneficial for all as it helped reinforce skills taught in Basic FERT at the State Fire Academy.

The practice was appreciated by all and well attended by combined the FERTs. Each attending FERT member will receive two certificates from Bucks County College: one for fire stream refresher and the other for water supply pump connections. The attendees will also receive certificate courtesy of Huntingdon EMA for attendance.

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