After successfully completing 13 weeks at the Carson City Regional Fire Academy with the Northern Nevada F.I.R.E. Consortium recruits begin Emergency Medical Services (EMS) training.
Reporting for Duty
Assistant Chief Bryce Cranch welcomes (left to right) FF Nolan Weintz, FF/PM Corey McCarthy, FF Cade Bolton, FF Josef Almeida, FF/PM Joseph Fording, and FF Matt Steventon.
Field Training Officer (FTO) Jenny Alustiza reviews the contents and proper organization of an EMS equipment bag. All EMS bags are set up identically so that paramedics can operate promptly and effectively regardless of station/equipment assignment.
Field Training Officer (FMO) Alex Dennis demonstrates how to place electrodes for cardiac monitoring on an adult manikin.
Each recruit receives head to toe personal protection equipment (PPE). The jackets/pants pictured here, referred to as "turnouts", are multilayer to protect from heat, smoke, steam, and weather. The reflective letters allow firefighters to be visible in the dark and in smoke-filled situations when lit by a flashlight.
Welcome recruits! We are proud of your success thus far and are eager to see your skills advance in the coming year!