Puslinch Fire & Rescue Services
Puslinch Fire & Rescue has regular Wednesday night training practices from 19:30 – 21:30. We have adopted the Standardized Ontario Fire Marshall Curriculum program. Currently all members of the fire department are signed off and the recruits are working on their components. Some have completed the curriculum and have become certified firefighters. We believe in our firefighters and want to make sure they have the best training possible to serve the residents of Puslinch Township and those travelling through our area. Members also have the access to courses provided at the Ontario Fire College.
Training Officer - Captain John Uptegrove
The Training Division is responsible for record keeping, coordinating & developing all training activities such as:
Ø Fire based Training
Ø Emergency Medical Training, including Defibrillation (adopted Canadian Red Cross First Responder Program)
Ø Specialized Training; Hazardous Materials, Confine Space, Extrication, High Angle Rescue, Water and Ice Rescue Training, etc.
Ø Probationary Firefighter Training
Ø Pump and Aerial Operations
Ø Fire Prevention and Education
Ø Officer Training Sessions
PROBATIONARY FIREFIGHTER TRAINING
recruits undergo six to eight months of extensive training, with an average of 8
hours of training per week. New recruits must complete all of the
Curriculum Component One training and sign off sheets before responding to
Puslinch Firefighters became certified in defibrillation on
August 20, 2003. Township of Puslinch Fire currently has six
defibrillators in total, two on fire apparatus and four with firefighters
responding to emergency medical calls in their personal vehicle.
The following have donated funds or defibrillators:
Township of Puslinch Taxpayers
J. Kerr Family in memory of Mary Kerr
MacRobbie Family in memory of Emily & Wayne MacRobbie
Firefighters Association Inc.
Red Cross Puslinch Chapter