Local Fire Explorers compete at Minnesota State Fair

The Explorer Units from the Apple Valley and Farmington Fire Departments competed in fire fighting related events at the Governor’s Fire Prevention Day competition at Carousel Park at the 2013 Minnesota State Fair on August 23.  The “Room Search” event simulated a search and rescue in a smokey room. The ” Spinal Immobilization and Movement” event involved the timing and technique to use a “long board” to perform a safe rescue of a car accident victim with possible neck and back injuries. The “Ladder Rescue” timed the Explorers on their ability to move and position a ladder correctly to rescue a victim. Photos by Rick Orndorf