Here is a funny story submitted by a rookie with Las Vegas Fire and Rescue….
No one said that being a rookie was easy, but in the end, we all know it’s well worth it.
The other morning, two of us rookies showed up for work at beautiful station 1 at 6:25am. One of us rookies is, and has been, stationed here at 1’s, while the other was working an overtime shift, and was from a different station.
Straight after morning muster, we starting doing training drills, including: pulling 250′ attack lines, 5″ supply lines, 2-1/2″ pre-connect, and setting up auto extrication. (All of our drills for the day were done in full turnouts with SCBA) We were then interrupted by a
couple EMS calls.
We came back after running a few calls, and went over to an abandoned building. After simulating a fire attack with a 250′ pre-connect, we began pulling drop ceiling with our axes and first, and then with a pike pole or rubbish hook. After completing approx. 500 square feet of ceiling pull, we were dispatched to a multiple-alarm fire at the Monte Carlo. Both of us at this time were assigned to Truck 1. Continue reading A Rookie’s Day at The “Big House” – LVFD