Durham Volunteer Fire Company

Durham Volunteer Fire Company Serving the Town of Durham since 1931

June 26, 2018

Drafting Drill

Tonight the members of the Durham Fire Company drilled on their drafting skills, drafting water from available water fill sites around town, particularly on Ozick Drive and Airline Drive (pictured), and feeding our engines which are used mainly for fire suppression.  Skills in getting water are vital for DVFC since we do not have hydrants available.  

Durham Fire, drafting from Airline Drive
Durham Fire, drafting from Airline Drive

Stop the Bleed

Preparing to handle a bleeding emergency:

June 5, 2018

Tonight, members of Durham and Middlefield Fire Companies participated in a training program called Stop the Bleed designed around bleeding emergencies. Instructed by Michael Davis of First Approach EMS Education the membership participated in classroom and hands on training involving the application of tourniquets, hemostatic dressings and treatment for life threatening bleeding emergencies.  The hands on portion involved the use of "bleeding" props which required the use of tourniquets to stop the bleed and allowed first responders to practice the application of tourniquets, packing deep wounds and properly dressing an injury.  See some photos from the class below and check out the stop the bleed program for yourself here.