Brownie Troop 595 Tours
On the afternoon of February 8, 2007, Brownie Troop 595, from
Lincoln and Euclid Schools, toured the Hasbrouck Heights Fire
The tour began with First Assistant Chief Michael Ratkowski
discussing fire safety.
He discussed -- what to do if there is a fire in your home:
go to a neighbor and have them call 9-1-1, do not go back into
If you are trapped in your bedroom, close the door and go to
a window as Fire Department members are trained to walk around
your home to look for you.
Engine Company One Captain Edmund Carter III led the apparatus
He discussed the foam/crash truck features. Next, he took the
Brownies into the Rescue Truck where he explained the various
equipment such as “Jaws of Life,” communications,
Next, Captain Carter did a walk-around of Engine 2, illustrating
how much water the truck carried -- “you know how much
a gallon of milk is -- this engine carries 1,000 gallons.”
The Brownies then sat in the Engine 1 firefighters’ compartment
while Captain Carter explained about air packs.
The Brownies then walked around the Ladder Truck.
Firefighter Mike Greco put on the firefighter’s full turnout
gear and Captain Carter explained each detail of the protective
clothing, air pack, helmet, etc.
Captain Carter added information about fire safety: smoke kills
more people than fires, if you catch fire: stop, drop and roll,
never play with matches, etc.
The Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department offers facility tours
to all community organizations. Call the Fire Chief’s
office for more information at 201-288-0082. ###
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