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Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Norton firefighters take rapid intervention training just in case they need to rescue other firefighters.
An abandoned industrial building at Phillipsdale Landing in East Providence and a live-fire building at the Barnstable Fire Academy in Cape Cod were the locations for recent rapid-intervention training (RIT) for Norton firefighters. RIT is the training of firefighters to rescue another firefighter “if a guy gets jammed up in a building,” said Barrington Lt. Ed Owens. “It’s to rescue our guys.” Norton trained with firefighters from Barrington, R.I., East Providence, R.I and Seekonk. Heavy Rescue Incorporated, a group of professional firefighters themselves, led the sessions, said Owens. “We learned certain techniques on how to find and move firefighters and replace their air packs,” said Owens. “A lot of firefighters run out of air.” …
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
William S. Hall and Gregory S. Murphy completed the first of 21 weeks of training.
Two Norton residents were among more than 220 members of the Massachusetts State Police 80th Recruit Training Troop who began their day with a physical training run Oct. 21 at the State Police Academy in New Braintree. William S. Hall and Gregory S. Murphy completed the first of 21 weeks of classroom, situational and physical training Friday. The 80th Recruit Training Troop is the first State Police recruit class since 2006.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
La Salette Shrine was the location for a training drill for six area fire departments.
Several fire departments including the Wrentham Fire Department, Norton Fire Department and Rehoboth Fire Department participated in a training drill in the parking lot of La Salette Shrine in Attleboro this past weekend. The reason for the drill was to simulate the response by firefigters to a tractor rollover, which was carrying fuel, the Sun Chronicle reports. The Attleboro Fire Department did not participate in the training because, according to Chief Scott Lachance, the Attleboro Fire Department does not regularly shuttle water like other surrounding communities because Attleboro has a tremendous municipal water supply.
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Training strengthens employee knowledge so that they will do a better job.
This week, I want to address the employers of our community. As we come out of this recession to recovery, I contend that now it is more important to focus on training than ever before. Over the past few years, many have reduced their staffing needs to bare bones demanding more from team members. Failure to provide additional skills or strengthen employee knowledge may result in unwanted turnover. When was the last time that you offered your employees sexual harassment awareness training? A year ago, two, maybe never! Now is the time. You should not do sexual harassment training because somebody makes you, but because it is the right thing to do. It is also not just about sex anymore. That is correct; it is about so much more. It’s …
Monday, March 7, 2011
Firefighters throughtout the Bay State underwent extensive training for the Bristol, Plymouth and Norfolk County Technical Rescue teams.
Firefighters last week had to rescue a man who was unconscious at the bottom of an approximately 14-foot drop with poor air quality and other potential chemical hazards. The victim in the confined space was Attleboro firefighter Dennis Perkins. Perkins, who was selected for the Bristol County Technical Rescue Team, was playing victim as part of a training and rescue exercise. The Norton Fire Department was able to send the six firefighters to Massachusetts Firefighting Academy to partake in various training sessions thanks to $32,000 from the Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District (SRPEDD). Twenty-two firefighters from Canton, Stoughton, Foxborough, Norton, Framingham and several other Massachusetts …