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LSFD Junior Member Competes in Hershey

Lower Southampton Fire Department junior member Ryan Brookes competed the Pennsylvania State Skills USA Competition for Fire Fighting last weekend.

junior member Ryan Brookes traveled to Hershey, PA to participate in the Pennsylvania State Skills USA Competition for Fire Fighting April 18 - 20.

According to Lower Southampton Fire Department Deputy Chief Stephen Brookes, Ryan had to take a written test, compete for fastest time putting on full fire gear; identify types of fire extinguishers; tie and inspect ropes and knots; hose rolls and inspection; ladder Inspection and raise; ladder climb with leg lock;properly perform positive pressure ventilation; properly set up scene lighting; properly perform hydrant operations; and properly operate generators.

Brookes placed third in this competition and brought home a bronze medal for his accomplishment.

"We are very proud of Ryan and his accomplishment," Stephen Brookes said.

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