APPARATUS OPERATOR: AERIAL SCHOOL, FIRE COLLEGE 2004
In preparation of the new ladder truck arriving in the next few weeks, Haleyville firefighters Dean Morgan and Craig Thomas attended a 5 day class at the Alabama Fire College in Tuscaloosa from September 20-24, 2004 to become certified as Aerial Apparatus Operators. This course taught firefighters how to properly stabilize, position and operate aerial(ladder truck) devices in several different situations such as: Rescue, Exposure Protection, Ventilation, and Fire Attack. Firefighters were also instructed in how to properly test and maintain aerial devices. The class was taught by Btn. Chief Kenneth Ray of the Bessemer Fire Department and was attended by 29 firefighters from 19 Alabama and Florida Departments.