In February and March of 2019, firefighters completed annual ground ladder testing.
Firefighters practiced apparatus placement and deploying the aerial ladder.
On October 15, 2018, firefighters practiced utilizing various fire extinguishers.
On October 1, 2018, firefighters trained on extinguishing vehicle fires.
On 23 October 2017, East Side members practiced their vehicle extrication skills, such as cutting off doors, removing roofs, and lifting / rolling dashboards.
On 23 October 2017, East Side members practiced their vehicle extrication skills. Pictured here is Firefighter Malak cutting the 'B Pillar' off a training sedan.
On June 15 & 22 2015, ESFD conducted annual vehicle fire trainings. Pictured is a POV shot of Firefighter Pfeiffer extinguishing a simulated box truck fire with victims trapped.
On 6 July 2015, ESFD members established a landing zone behind the B Street Engine House and landed a helicopter and crew from ARCH Air Medical Services. ARCH is the primary provider of rapid air evacuation in St Clair County, and regular joint trainings ensure our agencies can seamlessly work together.
On June 15 & 22 2015, ESFD conducted annual vehicle fire trainings. Pictured is Engine 2121 arriving on scene of a simulated vehicle fire.
On 15 & 22 June 2015, ESFD firefighters conducted their annual vehicle fire trainings. Pictured is Captain Carr setting fire to a training vehicle.
On 26 April 2016, ESFD firefighters participating in the Southwestern Illinois College's Firefighter II training course conducted fire extinguisher training.
On 29 March 2016, ESFD firefighters participating in Southwestern Illinois College's Firefighter II course practice extinguishing a simulated liquefied hazardous materials fire using specialized foam instead of water.