Five years after the deadly explosion at Didion Milling Inc. in Cambria, Wisconsin, the fire chief who led the rescue mission uses lessons learned that night to educate other departments around the state. He also stresses the importance of putting out the battles from the inside, mental health.
Tuesday night marks five years after the deadly explosion at Didion Milling in Cambria, Wisconsin. Five people died in the destruction and more than a dozen were left hurt. And since then the community is still dealing with the loss, and that includes Cambria Fire Chief Cody Doucette. Chief Doucette thinks about that night every time he walks into the fire station. On this night in Cambria, chief is doing training exercises with his crew. Packing up equipment, loading up the crew, it’s all practice for when a call for help comes in from the community.