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Okanogan County Fire District 6 (OCFD6) is a professional organization of volunteer and career firefighters that provides fire, rescue, and emergency response services throughout the Methow Valley in Washington State.

 
  Breaking News

February 9th was the final test out day for 3 of OCFD6’s newest volunteers. We categorize our volunteers into 3 ranks: Recruit, Firefighter Trainee, and Firefighter. Jeff Kingsbury, Kaitlyn Corrigan, and Ken Malloch are Recruits who have each received 24 hours of basic fireground operations and safety training. This was conducted over (2) 8-hour days and (2) 4-hour evenings. They received their training from an accredited Firefighter 1 instructor (Winthrop Station Captain John Owen) who used the Nationally recognized Essentials of Firefighting 6th edition curriculum. The recruits each completed approximately 80 hours of reading and study time on their own, as well as (2) 8-hour self-study on-line courses that are part of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) curriculum. Oh yeah, they also had to learn some of the operating procedures and guidelines for OCFD6 as well. Jeff, Kaity, and Ken have been expected to learn more than 50 basic firefighter skills that cover a range of topics, everything from properly receiving a 9-1-1 call to performing an exterior fire attack and exposure protection. They’ve learned the names of some of the different tools and equipment, where it’s located on the various apparatus, and how to put it back-in-service after an emergency call. The final test consisted of a written portion of 75 questions (80% to pass) and 5 scenarios which will combine multiple skills in order to complete (pass/fail). The test takes 8-hours. Upon passing, each will ascend to the rank of Firefighter Trainee and begin the additional 320 hours needed to test for the rank of Firefighter.
Pictured below-left to right:
Ken Malloch, Kaity Corrigan and Jeff Kingsbury





 

 

 

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