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6-8-13 Engine 1 Pumping

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6-8-13 Relay to Wagon 12

On the second weekend of June, four members from Company 1, along with others throughout Botetourt and surrounding areas, participated in a Basic Pump Operations course at the Read Mountain firehouse taught by Botetourt County Emergency Services and other VDFP staff. Blue Ridge provided a pumper for the course practical session. Students were tested on basic pump knowledge and skills, including engaging the pump, charging hose lines, pumping from the Engine's tank, hydrants, drop tanks, and another Engine. All members successfully completed the course and will now begin additional training in-house and during calls to be checked off to operate the pumps on the Engine and Wagon.