Block Island Times

BIVFRD members continue training

Members of the Block Island Volunteer Rescue and Fire Department have been training on the weekends for several months. This past weekend the department’s volunteers worked on what is known as a “vent, enter, search” technique, or VES, which trains firefighters to enter a smoke-filled house through a window, close any doors that may allow the fire to enter the room and to cool it down, ands to safely search the room for any individuals that may be trapped, according to BIVFRD Training Officer Riley Hobe.
Hobe said this was a two-person exercise, with one firefighter entering a

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