Training Drills for 2021

JULY:  Tandem Pumping.  We practiced the procedure on using two engines to maximize available water supply.  Practice for new pump op personnel, new members and pump op refresher for older members.  Engine 1 began water flow as you normally would have for the first Engine on a scene of a fire.  Engine 2 came shortly after to established water supply from hydrant and fed Engine 1 to fill their tank and maintain water throughout the “event”.

JULY:  Each month we review EMS skills.  We pick a topic; such as Patient Assessment, Fractures, Sports Injuries or “Cardiac Arrest” calls, where we practice how to take care of that type of patient.  This week, we practiced how to take care of a person who went into sudden Cardiac Arrest.  What to do from the initial call, to how to load the patient into the ambulance.  If you are interested in learning CPR, please contact your local fire department or the Red Cross to sign up for a class!

West Seneca Fire District #6 (Vigilant) takes great pride in our continued training throughout the year on various topics to keep up on all the changes within the fire and EMS world.  Drills are conducted Wednesdays throughout the month.

JUNE – Roof Ventilation and Search and Rescue


Vigilant Olympics.  Teams have a friendly competition on hose advancement, wall breach, roof ventilation, patient carry, donning and doffing gear and new EMTs get to practice their skills on vitial signs during rehab.


THANK YOU to Jim Hamon and catholic Health for the Outstanding Drill with their new Mobile Simulation and Training Unit.  We worked on multiple assessments on a wide variety of patient medical illnesses.

MAY – Various days of School Bus drills.  THANK YOU to Montgomery’s for providing the school buses for us to drill on!

Awesome drill with Reserve Hose on Air bags and stabilization of vehicle.  Thank you Reserve!

Auto Extrication Drill

MCI Drill – Multiple victim extrication, triage and patient treatment.

APRIL – Hose Test at Meyer Road.  Checking all hose on the engines and making sure that all are working properly.  Also practicing pump operations for some of our new pump personnel.

March – Practice working with tools.

FEBRUARY- Ladder Drill.  Working with Ladders.

Cold Weather Emergencies & Rope Rescue along with Patient Care.


JANUARY – Aquired structure Drill with Winchester, Seneca Hose, Union Fire Departments.  Practice with roof ventilation, search and rescue, forceable entry, ladders, etc.