German Firefighters visit Nassau County
On Day 1, our friends from Germany were given a tour of the Nassau County 911 center, Firecom, and the Nassau County Fire Marshals Office. We were also shown demonstrations on how their K9 “pilot” is able to identify accelerants used in malicious fires. We would like to thank the men and women working at the Nassau County 911 center, Firecom, and the Nassau County Fire Marshals Office for the great experience.
On Day 2, we traveled to New York City with our friends from Germany where we visited FDNY 15 engine, 18 truck, the 9/11 museum, and the top of One World Trade Center.
On Day 3, we held a meeting with the NCJFA board and representatives from 3 separate German youth groups. We discussed details in managing the upcoming exchange program and went over some critical details that needed to be addressed. We are hopeful to have a handful of German Youth Firefighters in attendance at our 5th annual Camp Fahrenheit 516 in July of 2019.
On Day 4, our friends from Germany had the opportunity to get a tour of Nassau County Police Department’s 8th precinct and Aviation Unit in Bethpage. Additionally, they were given a tour of the Cradle of Aviation and Nassau County Fire Museum where they were able to learn more about Nassau County’s Fire Department History and the history of the NCJFA.
On Day 5, we brought our friends around Nassau County and visited the Nassau County Executive Laura Curran as well as meeting with Legislator Rose Walker. We then proceeded to the Nassau County Fire Service Academy where we were given a tour of the facility by Chief Hughes and Chief Wilders, we were walked through the buildings that are used during Camp Fahrenheit 516 in July. we completed the day with a visit to Eisenhower Park to visit the Junior Firefighter Monument and the 911 memorial.
On Day 6, we visited Old Tappan Fire Department and spoke on firefighting tactics and training in the United States. We also spoke on the involvement of juniors in their department and the differences between juniors in Nassau County and New Jersey.