Job Shadow Day: Firefighter

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From Sheridan Fire-Rescue Marshall Brian Songer:

Jesse Svalina and Tim Johnson, Arvada-Clearmont High School juniors, visited the Sheridan Fire-Rescue Department Friday to participate in Job Shadow Day. Svalina and Johnson got a chance to see what a career in the fire service might look like. The day started out with a tour of the fire station, trucks, and equipment. The group then went to Woodland Park School to observe the required monthly fire drill and a fire safety presentation for the 4th grade class. The topic of the presentation was E.D.I.T.H, which stands for Exit Drills In The Home.

Svalina and Johnson also spent time at Sheridan Fire-Rescues live fire training trailer. They were fitted with structural firefighting protective gear, including heavy bunker coats and pants, heavy boots, gloves, protective hood, and an air pack. They performed a victim search drill, a defensive fire attack, and an interior attack during simulated fire conditions.

Svalina and Johnson are interested in the fire service or related profession as a career. Both enjoyed their time with Sheridan Fire-Rescue and the opportunity to get some hands on experience.

Photograph: Sheridan Firefighter/EMT Larry Grooms (left) guides Jesse Svalina (front) and Tim Johnson (rear) during a fire attack at Sheridan Fire-Rescues training trailer on North Main Street.

Sheridan Firefighter/EMT Larry Grooms (left) guides Jesse Svalina (front) and Tim Johnson (rear) during a fire attack at Sheridan Fire-Rescues training trailer on North Main Street.
Sheridan Firefighter/EMT Larry Grooms (left) guides Jesse Svalina (front) and Tim Johnson (rear) during a fire attack at Sheridan Fire-Rescues training trailer on North Main Street.