Holley firefighters plan emergency drill Sunday at Precision Packaging

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 24 June 2016 at 12:00 am

HOLLEY – There will be firefighters from 25 local departments Sunday at Precision Packaging Products in Holley, practicing search and rescues, firefighter mayday, and water supply relays.

The training drill will start at 8 a.m. and is expected to go until noon, said Harris Reed, deputy fire chief for the Holley Fire Company.

The drill will use water from village hydrants and there is a chance residents’ water could turn brownish, Reed said.

There will be nearly 20 pumper fire trucks at the scene to practice water relays. Water will be put in dump tanks at the scene. Reed said this is the first big training drill hosted by Holley in about a dozen years.

Firefighters will also utilize a KnoxBox, an indestructible spot that gives firefighters and emergency responders access to keys to get inside the building. Precision Packaging is the first Holley business to use a KnoxBox. Reed said Holley firefighters would like to see more businesses use KnoxBoxes.

Precision Packaging is located in Holley’s Business Park off Route 31, behind JP’s Farm Market.