Monsey Fire Department Trains With New Max Fire Box
By M. C. Millman
The Monsey Fire Department’s new Max Fire Box was used for the first time to train its volunteers on Sunday, July 24. The two-story high metal box with windows, doors, and a roof can create multiple fire scenarios. Firefighters can then see how fires react to different environments to allow them to better make life and death decisions in rapidly changing settings.
The manufacturer gave the Monsey Fire Department volunteers their first training. The fire department also plans to utilize the box for community education by demonstrating future fire prevention and fire safety scenarios.
“As we aim to be the best fire department in the County and State,” – Yanky Fliegman, Commissioner of the Monsey Fire Department, shared with Rockland Daily, “this piece of equipment is something that most people don’t have, but we bought it because fire is very tricky. Every fire behaves differently, and we felt it was important to have as it can literary create every event.”
Training with live fire can be challenging for a fire department as the State controls the live fire events. Having the new Max Fire Box means the Monsey Fire Department will always have a structure on hand if they want to review an event or if a new situation comes up besides for the regular training.