Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on April 16, 1973 · Page 58
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Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado · Page 58

Greeley, Colorado
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Monday, April 16, 1973
Page 58
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A-K GREELEY (Colo.) TRIBUNE Mon., April It. 1»73 · . · · ^ " · · i . . v ' FIRE STATION NO. 1-Greeley'smain station, was completed in 1968 *P ilaiiiil M7i»»· .',, NEWEST ADDITION--Completed and opened for business this year, Station No. 3 improved protection for northwest Greeley. NO. 2 COMPLETED IN 1959--Greeley's this station was completed, need for a second station was satisfied when Equipment, modernizes Kor centuries, man has been fighting fire with water. While the Greeley Fire Department still uses water to combat most of the fires in Greeley, the men aren't using century-old methods and equipment. New techniques of combating blazes are continually being introduced to (he Greeley firemen. From the time the firemen are recruits, their job involves learning experiences. A three-year in-service training program has been set up for all new recruits, in which the men receive 450 hours of : classroom and in-the-field instruction. Included in the three-year course are classes in ropes and knots, forcible entry to buildings, ladder instruction, hose layouts, water hydraulics, ventilation, chemistry of fire and gas and smoke masks. The firemen also participate in classes, at the department's fire tower at the intersection of 23rd Avenue and Reservoir Uoad. At the tower and the area surrounding it, firemen are training Fire Dept. taught to rappel from the, top of the tower on a rope, to handle a fire net, to leap safely into a net, and how to raise equipment to upper floors of a building. The firemen, as recruits, also learn the intricasies of extinguishing fires by fighting blazes set in abandoned houses. They learn by doing. Firemen are also offered the opportunity to improve their status by enrolling in a Fire Science program at Aims College. An Associate of Science Degree can be obtained by the firemen after they complete 104 credit hours in the program. Eight firemen have received their degrees in Fire Science, and 41 are enrolled in the courses at Aims. Some of the classes offered at Aims are Rescue and First Aid, Electricity and the Fireman, Arson and Incendiary Fires, and Portable Fire Extinguishers. Many of the firemen continue their education after completing .the first few years of Continued on page 23 A RAPPELLING THE TOWER - A fire recruit slides a rescue rope at the training tower at 23rd Avenue and Reservoir Road. All new firemen lenrn fire rescue procedures nt the tower. (Tribune photo by Mike Peters) location in 33 years... happily., our business continues to grow. 815 14th Street Ph. 356-0123 Convenient Parking Just drive in under the building (3 approaches), and use our customer convenience entrance 'SERVING PEOPLE SINCE 1939"

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