For the last month members of the IHBFD along with Melbourne Beach VFD and Indialantic VFD have been attending a driver/pump operator 80 hour training class in order to take the Florida state pump operator test. This weekend was the outdoor portion of the class where the students do a variety of exercises in order […]
In mid April of this year the members of the Indian Harbour Beach Fire Dept. were given the opportunity to train in a real live setting. The Grace Church on Banana River Dr. was headed for demolition. The owners were generous enough to allow the IHBFD to train here prior to the demolition. This drill […]
Did you see smoke coming from the station last night? Don’t worry, it was only a drill! We used our powerful smoke machine to smoke out the hall, and had our crews perform several search and rescue scenarios. Everyone did an excellent job.
Members of the IHBVFD participated in our weekly Thursday night drill. Tonight’s scenario was using the station as a warehouse with HVAC units on fire on the roof, and victims trapped inside. Once the crews reached the victim, the wall “magically” disappeared, and they activated a “Mayday”. RIT made entry, located the lost crew and victim, […]
On June 22, 2014, your Indian Harbour Beach VFD along with Melbourne Beach VFD and Indialantic FD went to a live fire training burn. This burn gave all firefighters and officers time to train in actual smoke and heat conditions. Twenty firefighters in all participated. In this burn, every department completed 3 scenarios: 1. […]
An Indian Harbour Beach resident has kindly donated a house that they are remodeling to the Indian Harbour Beach VFD, Melbourne Beach VFD, and Idialantic FD. All three stations were able to practice venting a roof, breaching windows, search and rescue, forcible entry through a door, and breaching walls. All three departments had a blast […]
IHB Firefighters recently completed State Certification in Aerial Operations, Hydraulics and Pump Operations. They are now eligible to sit for the State Exam as State Certified Driver Engineers.
Aerial training was conducted at the Indian Harbour Beach Club on Thursday night. This timeshare resort has a very tight parking area for the apparatus to work in as well as a covered parking area that limits the ability of Truck 56 to position close to the building which reduces it’s reach and scrub area. Firefighters ascended […]
Congratulations to our newest certified Firefighters: Ed Storch and Jill Carrick recently completed the first phase of their firefighter training and are both now certified as Firefighter I. It was a very long drawn out process for Ed and Jill as they were caught in the middle of the States transition from FFI 160 hour […]