Training To Be Ready
By Battalion Chief Keith Grierson
July 11, 2019

Skippack Fire Company saw two members graduate Wednesday night from the Montgomery County Fire Academy. Firefighters Kyle Merkel and Josh Taylor graduated from the Pennsylvania Entry Level Firefighter One program with 23 other firefighters from around the area, as Class 1902.

Firefighter Merkel received the class Interior Firefighter Award for his efforts through the program.

These two graduates bring to a total of ten, Skippack Fire Company firefighters to graduate the Firefighter One program this year.

All the graduates were recognized Monday night at the Skippack Fire Companies monthly meeting. Members enjoyed a graduation cake also, to celebrate their accomplishments.

Other members recognized Monday night for their training efforts included:

CPR/AED: Jack Gross
Critical Evaluation and Testing of Commonly Reported Accidental Fire Causes: Keith Grierson
Emergency Vehicle Operator Training: Leigh Kelly, Dale Tyczka
Introduction to Incident Command IS100: Dale Tyczka
Introduction to National Incident Management System IS700: Dale Tyczka

Thank you all for your efforts to be ready for the next alarm.