On May 2nd, units from Shelby County's First Battalion and surrounding departments participated in a 2-hr water supply drill where the First Battalion Tanker Task Force operated to provide water supply at a simulated emergency event. The drill culminated our 16-hr Rural Water Supply Operations Seminar that was sponsored by Shelby County EMA and the Alabama Fire College. The program was well-attended by folks from around the area with more than 40 participants for the weekend.
Day 1 of the seminar started some classroom work on the basics of hauling water with tankers. From there, about 8-hrs were then spent on practicing fill site and dump site operations. The program ended with the 2-hr drill on Sunday afternoon. A peak flow of 1100 gpm was achieved using 5 tankers and one engine to haul water.
Many thanks to the Calera FD for hosting the program. Instructors for the weekend were Mark Davis and Tim Legore.