LAKEVILLE — The Lakeville Fire Department added two new members after they completed their training.
Andy Serio and Samantha Horcsog completed both basic exterior firefighting operation and interior firefighting operations which included over 130 hours of classroom and hands on training.
The NYS Basic Exterior Firefighting Operations (BEFO) course is designed to prepare entry-level department members to respond to emergencies as exterior firefighters. This course is designed to accomplish the objectives of OFPC Recommended Best Practices for Fire Department Training, Exterior Firefighter training objectives. Portions of the NFPA 1001 and NFPA 472 will be covered to train the entry level member as an exterior firefighter as defined by OSHA regulation 1910.156 Fire Brigade Standard. Training on OSHA’s 1910.120 Emergency Response to Hazardous Materials regulation, 1910.146 Confined Space Entry regulations (awareness level) and the 1910.147 Control of Hazardous Energy regulation will also be covered during the course.
The NYS SCBA/ Interior Firefighting Operations course is designed to prepare Basic Exterior Firefighting Operations (BEFO) Course graduates to respond to emergencies and perform as an Interior-structural firefighter. Completion of both courses is designed to accomplish the objectives of the PESH Best Practices document, NFPA 1001 and NFPA 472 and trains the entry level firefighter as an interior structural firefighter as defined by OSHA regulations 1910.156 Fire Brigade Standard, 1910.120 Emergency Response to Hazardous Materials, 1910.146 Confined Space Entry Standard (awareness level) and the 1910.147 Control of Hazardous Energy Standard.