VIDEO: On Sunday, a Cumberland County emergency response team conducted a special training exercise to help train the next generation of firefighters.
Because of its unexpectedness, responding to house or structure fires requires emergency response teams to be prepared for anything. Some fire safety officials believe there’s no better way to learn than to be thrown into action.
“You just can’t fight this unless it’s a real fire and we’d rather do it in this case and let people be exposed to it,” said Ronald Hamilton, a Middleton Township Supervisor.
A house at 17 Robin Drive was expected to be demolished, but was purchased by the South Middleton Township, Cumberland County Emergency Management Administration.