Fire District 6 holds drill for members on “High Angle Rescue”

PARSIPPANY — On Monday, November 10 members of the Parsippany Volunteer Fire Department District 6 participated in a drill where they practiced and learned about the ” basics of high angle rescue.”

The members went over patient packaging, patient removal off roofs using ladders and using the bucket at  the end of the tower called a “stokes” basket.

District 6’s mission since 1929 is to prevent and suppress fires as well as educate and promote public safety which leads to a ever growing need to foster community relations. Fire Departments exist to provide the residents of Parsippany the most effective and rapid emergency fire, rescue, and prevention services in an ever changing world.  Parsippany Fire District 6 covers the following areas of the township; Lake Intervale, Druid Hill, Hills of Troy, Greenhill, Mazdabrook, Eastbrook, Normandy Village, Lord Stirling and Sunset. District 6 is also one of the busiest districts in the township.

District 6 Fire Captains instructing the firefighters how to strap people in the ladder trucks bucket
Members of Fire District 6 practicing to use the ladder during a drill.
Fire District 6 members practicing roof rescue techniques

 Photos courtesy of: Ron DiMaggio & Abe Perez