The Cape Girardeau Fire Department on March 11 conducted training with our Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA). Personnel went through a confidence-building course designed to challenge them with various obstacles, entanglements, and confined spaces, while operating in […]
Last week, the the Cape Girardeau Fire Department Technical Rescue Team, Sikeston Department of Public Safety, and Jackson Fire Department participated in grain engulfment training on the grounds of the SEMO District Fair. The training, […]
On Wednesday, July 16, Cape Girardeau Fire Department personnel attended Natural Gas Emergency Response training led by Ameren Missouri. This training was part the Fire Department’s ongoing, daily training exercises.
All three platoons recently completed their tech rescue refresher training.
On Wednesday, June 18, HSRT for the Southeast Missouri region practiced trench rescue skills. The team consists of personnel from the Cape Girardeau Fire Department, Sikeston Department of Public Safety and Jackson Fire and Rescue.
There’s no substitute to being prepared in case of an emergency. Assistant Fire Chief/Emergency Management Coordinator Mark Hasheider talks about additional outdoor warning sirens being installed around Cape Girardeau, the Adopt a Siren program, technical […]
A Peer Fitness Training course was held at the City of Cape Girardeau Fire Department’s Station 3 from March 4-8. The course’s goal was to improve firefighter health and safety, and performance of each fire […]
James Watkins started volunteering with the City of Cape Girardeau Fire Department with the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) in 2000 and began his paid position in October 2009. Watkins states that serving as a volunteer […]
Cape Girardeau’s Technical Rescue team trains frequently to respond at home and even in neighboring counties. The training scenario illustrated below could easily happen in real life. Imagine a trapped window washer toward the top of […]
If you drive along Broadway today you’ll notice several fire trucks at Southeast Hospital. Firefighters are building on their technical rescue skills, which they often do between emergency calls.