Our department trains frequently and each year we get to have a refresher on driving the firetrucks and ambulances through several obstacles. We use traffic cones to setup courses, and with each exercise the goal is to not contact or knock over any of the cones. By setting up this course, we are simulating circumstances such

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Visibility is generally poor when rescuing victims trapped in a burning structure. This exercise is to provide practice searching rooms in the dark to find and rescue victims without the use of lights. Although these photos were taken with the assistance of some helmet lighting!     

Come support the local fire department by joining us for the 10th annual Super Bowl Sunday breakfast! It will be Feb 2nd, from 7:30 AM to Noon at Shannon Hall, St. John’s Church in Peosta. Serving: Sausage & Ham, Scrambled Eggs, Pancakes, Hash Browns, Cinnamon Rolls, Coffee/Juice/Milk, Toast & Jam Price: Adults – $8, Children (5-12

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In the previous thread, we shared pictures from the outside of the house. Here are some inside pictures taken during various training sessions. Pay attention to the fire on the ceiling, there are some examples of rollover (ignition of combustible gases when temperatures exceed 1,000 degrees F); you can see how it could become dangerous

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On Saturday November 23rd, 2013 volunteers from Asbury, Farley, and Epworth Fire Departments joined the Centralia-Peosta FD for live fire training in a 5-bedroom / 2-story home located on Old Highway Road. The four jurisdictions teamed up to demonstrate interoperability on the fireground. Asbury provided their 2,500 gallon tanker and Farley brought in the air tank refilling

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Did you remember to change the batteries in your smoke alarms when you changed your clocks? It’s not too late! http://www.nfpa.org/smokealarms   Also, don’t forget about your Carbon Monoxide (CO) detectors. A CO detector… why have one of those? The risk of CO poisoning increases significantly in the winter months when the fuel-fired heating equipment is

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November 3, 2103 (8:54 PM): Centralia and Peosta firehouses responded to a fire next to Old Highway Road at 8:54 PM on Sunday night. Upon arrival, it was observed that the fire was contained within a roadside ditch. It took little effort for Pumper 402 to extinguish the ditch fire.

October 31, 2013 (4:55 AM): CPFD responded to a fire alarm at a Peosta business. Upon arrival, the business was evacuated and we observed that smoke had filled the building. The smoke was reported to have been coming from the HVAC ducting prior to evacuation. The source of the smoke was a result of plastic

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