Boy Scouts Troop 22 News: Fire Safety Part III

Boy Scouts Troop 22:  Fire Safety Merit Badge, Part 3

SgtMaj Poe

boy scoutsPart–3 of the Fire Safety Merit Badge was held at Fire Station-5 located at Valley International Airport next door to the campus. The mission of Station-5 is aircraft rescue and fire-fighting. Boy Scouts from MMA Troop 22 and St. Alban’s Troop 206 were treated to a superb presentation expertly conducted by fire-fighting professional and battalion chief Mr. Darrell Loftus. They learned that the characteristics of aircraft fires are much different than home or building fires, and fire-fighting equipment and procedures are also different. Scouts were given the rare opportunity to climb around the specialized trucks and wear-test individual equipment.


Boy Scouts Tour Fire Station

boy scoutsThe Boy Scouts toured the entire station, from living quarters to the fitness center. A view of the runway from inside (and outside) the station reveals a runway area of vast acreage that the team is responsible for. It was a deep learning experience for the Scouts. The boys came away with a much greater understanding and appreciation of the challenges of aircraft fire and rescue.

Boy Scouts Photos

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