From the early days of the bucket brigade to the days of modern firefighting, training has always been the linchpin of a good firefighting brigade.
Training has always been critical to the success of the KPVFC since its inception in 1950 and that continues today.
With that, we are pleased to announce that two more of our dedicated volunteers have successfully completed their basic firefighting training and have tested to become Nationally Certified Firefighter Level I members. To complete this feat, these members complete 166 hours of formal training, in four separate classes at the Montgomery County Fire Academy. This training includes introduction to the fire service and its history as well as chain of command. Firefighters learn and test their skills in hose advancement, ground ladder operations, use of self-contained breathing apparatus, PPE inspection and use as well as many other firefighting functions. The members are required to test out at each level of the four components and then they are eligible to take the national certification test. National certification not only shows that the members have comprehended the information it also requires they prove that they can complete and successfully carry out these skills on the emergency scene.
That said, the officers and members of the King of Prussia Volunteer Fire Company congratulate probationary firefighters, Andrew Raskiewicz and Paul “tripper” Brown on successfully completing this immense undertaking.