Friendswood Volunteer Fire Fighters participated in air consumption drills this past Saturday. These drills are intended to replicate conditions that are found on every fireground. This can include pulling a charged hose, dragging a rescue dummy, ladder climbs, and swinging tools, all while in full gear wearing an SCBA.
The overall outcome is to improve the SCBA wearer’s self-awareness of air consumption, as well as improve overall endurance and effectiveness. These drills are held monthly and encourage physical fitness, proper diet, and maintenance of good health.