New Pump Works Like a Champ

We’ve replaced one of our ancient 18HP Hale portable pumps with a shiny new 27HP Kohler. Although it has twice the pumping capacity, it only weighs a bit more than the old one, and it so much easier to get running.

Here on Hornby we have no hydrants and water supply is a big challenge for us. What we do have around here is plenty of ocean water and a few ponds and lakes. Having a high volume portable pump improves our water supply situation immensely. We’ve been spending a fair amount of time lately, on our Thursday night practices, working with the new pump to ensure that everyone gets a a chance to become more acquainted with the new beast.

New Recruit Deep in Training

We’re excited to have Patrick Lui join the department this fall. Patrick is just the latest of our recruits to embark on a lifetime of training to improve his skills as a firefighter. Patrick will devote 2 evenings a week for the next 6 months to get the basic training required to become a firefighter.

He has already show his worth by finishing high in the pack in our yearly obstacle course and fitness test we call the “Firefighter Challenge”. Welcome aboard Patrick!