On November 1, 2023 Hudson Firefighters Jaxon Haigh, Miles Goldfarb, and Michael "Adam" Finden graduated from the New York State SCBA/Interior Firefighting class held at the Columbia County Fire Training Center.
This class consisted of 50 hours of classroom and skills training. These members had to complete 79 hours of prerequisite training in Basic Exterior Firefighting Operations just to qualify for this class.
This course prepares new BEFO graduates to operate as Interior Structural firefighters or in IDLH areas of the fire scene. Students participate in learning events covering firefighter personal protective equipment (PPE), self-contained breathing apparatus donning, doffing and use, SCBA air management and SCBA emergencies, basic firefighter survival techniques, modern fire control methods, building fire search and victim removal techniques, firefighter survival skills, tactical ventilation techniques and basic power saw operation, forcible entry techniques, hose line advancement, vehicle and wildland firefighting theory, vehicle firefighting techniques,
coordinated structure fire interior attack and transitional fire attack and coordinated initial company operations.
We congratulate and thank these volunteer professionals for their commitment and dedication to our department and to the residents of the City of Hudson.