On Thursday 14th April we went to Dolgellau to take part in a fire behaviour training exercise, watching how fire develops and look for signs and symptoms of backdraughts and flashover. Here is a picture of the crew donning their breathing aparatus. More pictures are available in the photo album.
Our new fire kit went on the run as of 18:00 06/07/2010. The all wales fire kit pictured above is now used by all three welsh fire brigades. Made by lion apparel.
Drill Night 01/07/2010 was a familiarisation session on the TRU (Technical Rescue Unit). This appliance carries an abundunce of heavy rescue equipment for incidents involving trains, lorries, planes etc. It also carries extra lighting equipment. The appliance also has a crane on the back.
Drill night 29th April 2010, we simulated a chemical incident where we were required to use foam and gas tight suits, this involved a full decontamination area set up on the drill yard. More pictures can be found on the photo page.
Aberdyfi Fire Station finish the year with 47 'shouts' in 2009. This number is up on last years total. We have been called to a larger number of R.T.C's as a result of being upgraded to a rescue pump and attending calls with neighbouring stations as extra support with a swifter response.
News recieved today 03/12/2009 is that this will be the new fire kit we will be wearing in 2010. It will be worn by all 3 welsh brigades. The kit made by Lion Apparel an american company has been selected after a long testing process and has been found to be the best. We will be looking forward to wearing it.
Drill Night 1st October 2009 saw us go up to Dolgellau for a training exercise using the Gas Tight Suits (GTS). We had a full explaination of reasons to wear them, how long to stay in them and went back to basics on how to put them on, wash and store them and if neccessary dispose of them after an incident.
The G.C.S.E science class from Tywyn Secondary School payed a visit to the station on Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th of September.
Their aim was to gather information on a public service within their area, learn about fire fighting media, what the fire service does, and what the fire engine carries aswell as the health and safety aspect and first aid in the job.
There were two groups who attended and Watch Manager Keith Hiatt and Firefghter Louis Hiatt showed them videos on firefighting, what a firefighter wears to enter a burning building, extinguishers and then took them around the fire engine to give them an insight into the resources available on an appliance.
They will be paying a visit to the school on Friday to answer any questions the pupils may have had and help them towards their final reports.
On Tuesday 15th of September the station recieved a new training tower in the yard. The Old Tower which stood in the yard for 20 or more years was finally removed by crane and replaced with the brand new construction all in one day.