West Columbia, SC- The City of West Columbia Fire Department will host a program through the Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber of Commerce for the local business community and elected officials
West Columbia, SC- The City of West Columbia Fire Department will host a program through the Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber of Commerce for the local business community and elected officials as well as members of the media known as Lunch & Learn. This two-hour program includes hands-on firefighting and rescue operations under controlled supervision of West Columbia Fire Department firefighters. Participants will learn exactly how challenging it is to keep our community safe and will also receive a delicious lunch, prepared by the firefighters of the WCFD.
This workshop will demonstrate various aspects of fire and emergency medical service operations, from responding to a motor vehicle accident to conducting specialized water rescues. Each of the four scenarios will give participants the opportunity to do what firefighters face on a day-to-day basis. Participants will be provided an opportunity to work a simulated medical incident, vehicle extrication, ascend an aerial ladder, and run a condensed version of the WCFD Physical Ability Test.
Lunch & Learn will be Wednesday, December 9, 2015 with active participant registration at 10:30am at the West Columbia Fire Department (610 N. 12th Street, West Columbia). Lunch & Learn hands-on scenarios will begin at 11:00am.
Media outlets are invited to register a reporter as a participant in Lunch & Learn. However, space is limited and pre-registration is required as soon as possible by going to the CWC Chamber of Commerce site http://www.cwcchamber.com/ and clicking on the Lunch & Learn tab. Media and photographers who would like to attend but will not participate in scenarios are asked to contact the West Columbia Fire Department for media credentials prior to December 9, 2015.
(Wednesday) 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
West Columbia Fire Department
610 N. 12th Street, West Columbia, SC 29169
West Columbia Fire Departmentwcfd@westcolumbiasc.gov