Friday, the cadets were put into action at the Burlington County Emergency Services Training Center in Westampton. The cadets were shown a live fire demonstration of academy instructors extinguishing a car fire. The academy staff then tested them on the skills they learned throughout the week. The cadets were put through a real life house fire simulation. The cadets had to advance a hose line to ... (Full Story & Photos)
Chief of Department Burnett along with the academy instructors and cadets
Thursday was field trip day for the cadets. The cadets and the academy staff visited the Fireman’s Hall Museum in Philadelphia. While at the museum, the cadets learned more about the history of the fire service. They saw some antique fire apparatus and antique hand tools used by firefighters generations ago.
The next stop on our field trip took them to the riverfront where they were met up with ... (Full Story & Photos)
On Wednesday the cadets were given instruction on some of the many tasks a truck (ladder) company would perform. The cadets learned how to carry and raise ground ladders, how to conduct primary searches for trapped victims, and were given instruction on the proper techniques to force entry into a building using hand tools called “the irons”. The department operates Ladder 1615
On Tuesday the cadets were exposed to the responsibilities of the engine company. The engine company's main job is to conduct an initial investigation at an incident, and extinguish any fire if necessary. The Willingboro Fire Department has three engine companies. They are Engine 1613, Engine 1611, and Engine 1632.
The cadets stretched a 1-¾” hose line down a simulated hallway advancing to the ... (Full Story & Photos)
The Willingboro Fire Department hosted its first annual Youth Fire Academy from August 25th through August 29th. The academy was open to all youth’s ages 14-17 years old. Eleven cadets participated in this year’s academy. The academy was designed to give the cadets a taste of the training that real firefighters go through. Captain Gardner developed the academy and was the lead instructor. He ... (Full Story & Photos)
Willingboro Youth Fire Academy Cadets along with instructors Firefighter Anderson, Captain Gardner, Firefighters Costello, Rosario, and Fresco (L to R)