Hillcrest Fire Company Trains New Square Emergency Service Volunteers for Fire Emergencies

Hillcrest Fire Company Trains New Square Emergency Service Volunteers for Fire Emergencies

By M. C. Millman

Yesterday, New Square Emergency Service (NSES) volunteers received hands-on fire extinguisher training from the Hillcrest Fire Company at the fire station on Route 45.

Members were trained in how to handle small fires to prevent them from becoming more significant.

“We have an excellent working relationship with the Hillcrest Fire Company,” Zevy Spitzer, NSES Coordinator, shared with Rockland Daily. “This training was accomplished through the efforts of assistant Chief Peter Gessner and Captain Orin Ben-Jacob of the Hillcrest Fire Company. It was a very eye-opening training. We look forward to working together again as our joint efforts benefit our organizations when it comes to helping our community.”

Thirty-five NSES members took part in the one-and-a-half-hour training and learned about the different types of fire extinguishers and their varying uses. The training also included a practical hands-on training with a unique prop that the fire department utilized.

“We pride ourselves in our strong, ongoing relationship with NSES,” Captain Orin Ben-Jacob shared with Rockland Daily. “This training is one of the many trainings we have done together, such as the one we did recently on bus extractions. It’s important that we work together because we all have the same goals in mind – that of helping the community.”


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