West Bertram Volunteer Fire District
We train to rescue you and protect ourselves
Hazardous Materials Refresher Class 5/3/07
Our volunteers spend hundreds of hours each year learning to properly operate equipment and safely work in very dangerous situations and environments.  The training takes place in many forums - the 1st and 2nd Thursday evening meetings each month, the Linn County Fire Fighter Association classes, the Kirkwood fire school, the Iowa fire school at Ames and individual self-study.

In the years from the beginning of 1999 through the end of 2006, an average of 830 man-hours of formal group training was held each year.  In comparison, the average yearly number of man-hours spent at accidents, fires and other emergency situations was 260.  The ratio of training time to emergency event time is more than 3 to 1!

CPR Class February 21, 2008

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