The Sidney Fire Department has partnered with the UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI) for local live-fire experiments, according to a news release.
The experiments were conducted in four local houses donated by the Land Bank of Shelby County that were slated for demolition. Members from the Sidney and surrounding fire departments also participated in the experiments.
"This is an incredible opportunity for Sidney Fire, departments within the region and the citizens these departments serve," Chief Bradley Jones said. "To be able to partner with UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute, whose mission is to improve firefighter safety through research, will help strengthen foreground safety and modern foreground tactics with similar sized departments across America. You don't need to be a metro sized department to successfully utilize modern foreground tactics."