Recently, Mercer County Community Federal Credit Union provided local fire departments with access to two of its facilities to conduct fire safety training. With plans to build a new Hermitage branch, Mercer County Community FCU recently moved its Hermitage operations into a temporary space in the Kohl’s shopping plaza. Prior to the demolition of the North Hermitage Road buildings, the credit union invited firefighters to conduct fire safety exercises in both buildings.
After filling the structures with fake smoke, members of the Hermitage, Patagonia, Sharpsville, Shenango, and Wheatland Fire Departments had the opportunity to practice maneuvering hose lines and conduct searches with zero visibility. Additional training included cutting holes in the roof for ventilation; breaching walls and ceilings to secure an escape route; and looking for concealed fires.
Mercer County Community FCU appreciates the support of area first responders and is proud to have been able to provide this opportunity for additional training. The buildings are set for demolition in the coming weeks making room for the construction of a new 10,000 square foot credit union office designed to serve its members more efficiently with spacious new offices and improved technology.