Firefighters show off skills at training facility

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) – Local volunteer firefighters showed off their skills Wednesday night at the training facility in Chestnut Ridge Park.

Volunteers from the Orchard Park Fire District rappelled off a five-story fire tower, simulated a fire attack and victim rescue off a balcony to a ladder truck, conducted a roof ventilation demonstration describing why firefighters cut holes and break windows to release deadly smoke and flames, and demonstrated teamwork in hose line advancement before attacking a live car fire.

Chestnut Ridge Conservancy Board of Directors member Ron Smith said, “This wonderful training ground here is used quite a bit for training of our local departments. We decided to let the public see how they are trained to fight fires in our area.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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