COPE Foundation 19 members visit Fire Department

Pictured are members of the COPE 19 Foundation at the Fredonia Fire Department.

Members from COPE Foundation 19, recently visited the Fredonia Fire Department for an informative and engaging tour.

The group learned about various fire safety tools and techniques, including the use of thermal imaging, which is crucial for locating individuals in low visibility conditions due to smoke or darkness. The firefighters demonstrated their high-tech thermal imaging cameras, explaining how they help save lives during rescue operations.

The visitors were also introduced to the impressive fire jackets, which can withstand temperatures up to 800 degrees Fahrenheit, providing essential protection for the firefighters as they battle intense blazes. During the tour, the group explored both a fire truck and an ambulance rig, learning about the specific purposes each vehicle serves in emergency situations. They discovered that each firefighter has a designated job, ensuring that every rescue mission is executed with precision and efficiency.

Additionally, the firefighters took the time to explain how each tool and hose is used during different types of fires and rescues. They demonstrated the importance of each piece of equipment in maintaining safety and effectiveness during emergencies. The group was reassured to know that the fire department has staff on duty at the fire hall 24 hours a day, always ready to respond to rescue calls at a moment’s notice.

The members of COPE Foundation 19 want “to express their heartfelt gratitude to the village of Fredonia Fire Department for their time and dedication. The visit not only provided valuable knowledge but also deepened the community’s appreciation for the brave men and women who risk their lives to keep others safe. Thank you, to Mayor Mike Ferguson and the village of Fredonia Fire Department, for your unwavering commitment and service.”


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