LIVE FIRE TRAINING planned for THURSDAY, JUNE 7TH at 730 GEORGIA AVENUE (near the intersection of Scott and Water Street).
Georgia Avenue will be blocked to traffic. Smoke will be visible…do not be alarmed…it is a controlled training burn.
Why we perform Live Fire Training:
Firefighters must be able to think critically and clearly, and solve problems under extreme stress. This can be especially difficult in an actual fire, so training instructors conduct live fire training drills. They purposely set buildings on fire to give firefighters opportunities to develop these skills. The overall goal of training is to instill good habits through repeated exposure. Live fire training is conducted in burn buildings, which are structures, built or acquired, to be intentionally burned for firefighter training. Live fire training is also a great way to clear condemned properties and improve blighted areas.