Swansboro fire officials host live burn training exercise

  • Source: WITN-TV NBC/MyNetworkTV 7 Washington
  • Published: 06/10/2024 01:13 AM

VIDEO: One Eastern Carolina town organized a live burn training exercise in order to prepare for the real deal. “You only have a few minutes to act fast,” Onslow County Fire Rescue Chief Jim Lathrop said. Sunday, The Swansboro Fire Department hosted a live burn training exercise with other departments to get ready for an actual fire. “The ability to train together in a situation like this,” Swansboro Fire Department Chief Jacob Randall said. “We work on consistency, we work on fire ground operations to make sure everything across the board is standardized.” Using hay and wood, fire departments went into the home in teams and began a controlled fire in one part of the house. They then worked together to put out the flames. Chief Lathrop said this training is valuable as it helps new firefighters get ready for their first fire call.


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