Walk a Mile in My Boots

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Sheridan Fire-Rescue hosted the first ever Fire Ops 101 Saturday where elected officials and members of the media were given an opportunity to get a glimpse of what firefighters do on a daily basis. (Photo by Sarah Richter)
Sheridan Fire-Rescue hosted the first ever Fire Ops 101 Saturday where elected officials and members of the media were given an opportunity to get a glimpse of what firefighters do on a daily basis. (Photo by Sarah Richter)
Sheridan Media News Director Ron Richter at the Fire Ops 101 event at Sheridan Fire-Rescue. (Photo by Sarah Richter)
Sheridan Media News Director Ron Richter at the Fire Ops 101 event at Sheridan Fire-Rescue. (Photo by Sarah Richter)

Saturday, eight participants donned the gear of a firefighter and got a real taste of what a fireman does. It was called Fire Opps 101 and Fire Chief Terry Lenhart tells us what it was all about.

Sheridan Media's Ron Richter took the challenge and gained much more respect for firefighters.

Hands on all the way, there were four scenarios participants took part in. Fireman George Neeson

Intense situations, but situations that happen often for the firefighter. How did Richter do searching for a victim in a smoke filled environment?

How about extracting a victim out from a car wreck?

How did he do putting out a real fire?

And the cardiac arrest victim?

CPR class for Ron Richter coming up. Fire Chief Lenhart emphasized safety was the utmost importance.

Plans are to continue to offer the Fire Opps 101.

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