Snyder Hosts Training for Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue


Firemen from Station 51C in Tigard get an up close look at the inside of a tanker, and training on Snyder's confined space rescue operations.
Firemen from Station 51C-Tigard get an up close look at the inside of a tanker, and training on Snyder’s confined space rescue operations.

This morning, Snyder had the privilege of training two of the fire crews from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue’s Station 51C, in Tigard. The training began with a tour of our facility – where we focused on the locations of gas/shut off points on the grounds in case of future emergencies. The crews got to see a live kettle demonstration, where we purposely flashed a kettle, causing a huge fire plume. This was followed by a discussion of proper personal protection equipment, kettle operations, and hazards and mitigations. From there, we explored tanker safety and hot rubber kettles and warmers.

“It was great to be able to engage with the firemen in a non-emergency situation, where we could play out hypothetical situations in a calm and controlled environment,” said Snyder Safety Director, Russ Nicolai. “It was really an honor to be able to equip these firemen with information that could potentially save lives in the future.”

Four more teams from Station 51C will attend the same training session this week. And in May, many of these same crews will be training our team on high angle rescues, fires and confined space emergencies.