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FIVE NEW EMT's JOIN CPFD
Erin Davitt, Joan Powers, Twana Denton and Kim Leander graduated from EMT course held at Manitou Springs Fire Station. Not shown is Heather Elliott.
Erin Davitt is working toward her degree in fire sciences at PPCC and has already completed Firefighter I and is a red-carded wildland firefighter. She lives in Manitou Springs and is currently on a firefighting job in Oregon. Joan Powers lives in Crystal Park and has completed the National Registry exams and is provisionally certified in Colorado. Twana Denton comes to the department with a long list of training accomplishments from her time in the military, and will also train for firefighting and high angle rescue. Kim Leander is also trained in high angle rescue. Twana and Kim both live in Crystal Park.
Not shown is Heather Elliott, who comes to the department already trained as an EMT in another state. She is working on getting certified in Colorado (paperwork!); she lives in Crystal Park and is training for high angle rescue.
TRAINING FOR HIGH ANGLE RESCUE
Heather Elliott (L) and Kim Leander (R) rapel down a cliff in their high angle rescue training class. Both are EMT's and with training such as this, can rapel down to a patient in order to provide immediate care while other rescuers prepare to extricate and lift the patient to safety.
The restaurant was packed! The food was great!
And we can only thank Lucha Cantina for a great fundraiser for CPFD!
Chief Welsch and family enjoy a fun Cinco de Mayo!
PAUL WELSCH IS NEW CHIEF OF CPFD
Foreman Collin Powers swears in Chief Welsch as of 4/15/2014.
Paul Welsch served as Deputy Chief of the Crystal Park Volunteer Fire Department for over 7 years as he and Chief John Hennessey worked to create a trained and effective fire department for Crystal Park. Chief John Hennessey and EMT/FF Susi Hennessey are moving to Utah, and Hennessey decided to step down as Chief prior to their move. Both remain as active members of the fire department until their departure.
The members of the CPFD gave Chief Hennessey a standing ovation for all the work he has put into making this department a success; and welcomed Chief Welsch with appreciation and respect for the commitment and leadership he brings to his new job.