Members of the McHenry Township Fire Protection District gathered for a training exercise in a vacant house Wednesday in Lakemoor.
The training, led by firefighter/paramedic Chris Rohde, focused on advancing hose lines through the house. Special attention was paid to moving quickly, especially in areas that pose a higher risk to firefighters. The flow of water in the hose line maintained a pressure of 120 to
150 gallons a minute, and crews had to control the constant flow while moving through rooms in the house.
Crew members also worked on cutting through a roof using various tools, including chain saws and axes. The house is a former residence donated to the district by Thelen Sand & Gravel.
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