Over the past three months, the Dripping Springs Fire Department, also known as North Hays County Fire Rescue, has held fire training in our very own Caliterra community in Dripping Springs. The Allegiant Realty Partners, the developers at Caliterra, donated a two-story building for the full-scale training.
Dripping Springs Fire Department
Scott Collar, Assistant Fire Chief for North Hays Country Fire Rescue, could have not been more thrilled to have this training opportunity for his team. The full-scale fire training operation included four fire companies and 12 personnel. Trainees participated in a series of structured fire scenarios with trapped victims. Focusing on the new training technique called VEIS (Vent, Enter, Isolate and Search), fire personnel made rescues and put out the simulated fire. While this is an intense training experience, it is also extremely beneficial in facing similar scenarios in real life. Collar goes on to say, “This type of training is essential to keep fire personnel up-to-date with the latest techniques, making their job safer and more efficient”.
Caliterra In Dripping Springs
This type of training is difficult to achieve for most unless there is a building donated for destruction. The Allegiant Realty Partners was generous enough to make this donation. Jim Siepiela, founder of Allegiant Realty Partners, was more than happy to be able to donate a building for such a great purpose. He states, “We had a building that was going to be demolished so it just made sense to offer it to the fire department”. He believes that, “having a well-trained fire safety team is important for our residents and we were happy to donate the structure”.
The Caliterra community cares deeply about our resident’s safety. Now that the Dripping Springs Fire Department is trained for the worst, we know our residents are in good hands. Caliterra is a new 600-acre master planned community in Dripping Springs, TX. To learn more about our beautiful community, take a look at our homepage!