Tour! Tour! Tour!
Doing internship in the municipality under the Local Government Academy program is an amazing and rewarding opportunity to get to know more about the local governments. It is important to know how the borough operates itself routinely, what the borough’s condition is, what problems largely arouse residents’ concern, and how to work out effective solutions. Thankfully, my dear manager gives me a lot of opportunities to get diverse experiences and to broaden my horizons.
Today I just arrived at the office as usual at 7:30 am. Surprisingly, after the short morning coffee time, the fire chief of the Borough was asked by my manager to take me out and have a tour about the Borough. Tours made me excited!!! I could get away from the ordinance paperwork for a while. Lol
First of all, we went to the fire department which was right next to the borough office. Borough of Churchill has twenty volunteers in total. They are all trained systematically and professionally by the State with fire certificates. Our fire chief Ralph taught me to recognize different kinds of equipments in the fire trucks. There were 65-pound draws of life, 30-pound manic, 150-feet pump panels, and cribbing. There are pipes in different colors and different lengths for different functions. On the right side of the truck, the equipments are used for the normal fire. And equipments on the left side are designed based on the seriously rescue situations. These are what we called pumper truck and pumper rescue truck. In addition, even foams that are used to put out a fire are divided into two types. One is for typical fires, and the other is especially for chemical fires.
Fire Truck- Pumper Truck & Pumper Rescue Truck
Moreover, we also paid a visit to our compost storage place. Ralph introduced both the rock salt that we use to maintain the road in winter and the compost that we collect and sell back to borough residents in a low price.
I did learn a lot outside the office. They are out of range of zoning ordinance. But I gained the memorable experience not only for the knowledge but also an idea going that “ Love what you are working for!”