Friday, November 03, 2017
Montour Falls, NY – If it’s the fourth weekend in October, it must be Sullivan County Weekend at the State Fire Academy in Montour Falls.
This year, 80 firefighters from 17 fire departments (Bloomingburg, Callicoon, Grahamsville, Highland Lake, Hortonville, Hurleyville, Jeffersonville, Kauneonga Lake, Liberty, Monticello, Narrowsburg, Rock Hill, Roscoe, White Lake, White Sulphur Springs, Wurtsboro and Yulan) attended the six different classes offered. They included Fire Officer Refresher, Truck Company Refresher, Live Fire Class B Foam Operations, Fire Ground Strategies and Tactics and Tactical Fire Ground Simulations.
These are classes that are not offered at the Sullivan County Training Center, so this is a great opportunity for local first responders.
One of the highlights of the weekend is the Saturday night banquet of prime rib. The instructors eat with firefighters, and the networking with chiefs and other responders is just as educational as the classes.
The Bureau of Fire is already planning next year’s weekend.