Pasco firefighters have a new tool to help them train for real-life firefighting scenarios.
As of Monday, the firefighters can begin live-fire training on a new, multi-story burn prop. They'll be able to practice everything from search and rescue operations to roof ventilation.
"They can do everything here tactically that they may need to do at a house fire, two-story apartment fire or multi-story mixed use commercial building," said Rich Shrauner with 3S Fire, a fire training consulting company.
Shrauner has been helping to train the trainers who will now starting working with the firefighters at the new facility, located at the Pasco Fire headquarters on East Ainsworth Street. The prop was mostly paid for by a FEMA grant which also funded two smaller versions of the training prop to be built in Benton City and Kennewick.