The owner of a home on Miller Avenue needed the land. Demolishing a house is expensive. So the homeowner chose to donate the house to Klamath County Fire District 1. It's a win-win. The firefighters are getting hands-on training that's as close to a real emergency as you get and the house is now gone.
The "Burn to Learn" training at 5132 Miller Avenue was specifically to help 5 new firefighters. It gives the Klamath County Fire District No. 1 firefighters valuable fire control technique training. This is the last step in their two-week training. Jared Hooper is one of those five new firefighters
"It's a good experience to kind of just get our feet wet. A lot of us haven't been on a fire in a couple of years so it's a good way to learn and go over what we went through with the academy," Hooper added.
He is not new to the department since he was an EMT. Now he's switching from the ambulance to the red firetruck.