Members of the North Judson-Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Department recently participated in a collaborative training session to prepare for agriculture season.
Fire Chief Joe Leszek highlighted the opportunity when town council members met last Monday.
He explained, “We had a joint training tonight with LaCrosse Fire over anhydrous protocols.” Chief Leszek continued, “With planting season coming in, it’s usually something that we have to deal with at least once or twice.”
In a social media post made about Monday night’s training, officials shared that anhydrous ammonia is a common but dangerous fertilizer utilized by farmers throughout the area.
According to department reps, firefighters from LaCrosse, North Judson-Wayne Township and Kouts Departments toured the CFS fertilizer and chemical storage and serving facility.
During the tour, the captain of the LaCrosse Fire Department, who also works at the facility, discussed the construction types of the buildings and identified locations of all the hazardous materials.
Some pre-planning for a fire or an incident where an evacuation would be called for was also done during the training session.
Pictures from the multi-department tour and training can be found below: