Sunday, October 06, 2013

Firefighters

I had the opportunity to see the Gilford, NH fire department in action this weekend. They were called to fight a fire in the middle of the woods.As anyone knows who hikes in New Hampshire, it is difficult to negotiate through an area without a defined path. It is more difficult when you are wearing protective gear and carrying equipment. To further complicate matters, the jeep they were using got hung up on a tree stump. However they were successful in suppressing the fire, freeing the vehicle and preventing the fire from spreading. Well done folks!

Discussing approaches

Hung up on a stump

Huge hollow tree on fire

Applying suppressing spray

Teamwork

Cutting tree looking for hot spots

Another view

Floating pump provided the water, nifty device

Firefighters