On October 17, 2016, Roslyn Fire Company firefighter and fire instructor, Jeff Glynn, provided Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) Protective Services students the opportunity to familiarize themselves with ladder and aerial firefighting operations. Students donned full Personal Protective Equipment (PPD) for the training. The Roslyn Fire Company is one of five fire companies that comprise the Abington Township Fire Department.
The aerial ladder can be extended to reach 95 feet. It is a mechanically operated extensible ladder. Rescue, ventilation, access to upper floors, and fire suppression can all be achieved from the aerial ladder.
“This was a great opportunity for the students to be challenged and experience high altitude operations,” said Mark Zaslavsky, EASTERN’s Protective Services Instructor. “Students dressed in the proper bunker gear used by firefighters when called to an actual fire. We are grateful to the Roslyn Fire Company and to the Abington Township Fire Department for presenting us with this remarkable professional development experience.”
Protective Services at EASTERN is a multi-disciplined program developed in consultation with a countywide advisory committee of law enforcement, fire science, security professionals and post-secondary institutions. Curriculum includes foundations in criminal justice, firefighting, EMS and security systems. Detailed instruction is provided on leadership, criminal, motor vehicle crash and fire investigation, first responders, security systems, terrorism, firefighting, hazardous materials, and emergency communications. The program establishes a baseline for higher education leading to careers in law enforcement, firefighting, security, corrections and investigation.