Once a month, firefighters from Okolona, Jeffersontown and Camp Taylor fire departments join together to train. On this day they welcomed some new recruits with an intense exercise.
It may only be a training exercise, but it’s with a real fire. Instructors with the Jefferson County Regional Fire Training Academy have intentionally set the inside of a building on the campus on fire using bales of hay, pallets, and road flares. The goal is, of course, to put it out.
Firefighters from Okolona, Jeffersontown and Camp Taylor fire departments join together to train with a live fire.
Live fire training is the best tool a firefighter could have, giving them the opportunity to hone their skills. These three departments are training together, making sure they’re all on the same page because sometimes there’s situations where they’re all needed on the scene.