Watch Hill & Westerly Fire Department Members Participate in Aerial Competency Course
By Captain Jane Perkins
April 28, 2019

Several members of the Watch Hill Fire Department and Westerly Fire Department participated in a competency road course at the Rhode Island Fire Academy today. Drivers were tested on a series of obstacles simulating common traffic situations for firefighters, including driving forward and backward down an alley, alley docking, zig-zagging in a serpentine pattern, and moving through an alley with diminished distance.

Among the Watch Hill drivers were Chief Scott Harold, Captain Jane Perkins, and Lieutenant Chris Koretski. They are completing the Driver/Operator Course for Aerial Operations which consists of several classroom sessions and practical evolutions.