The Toledo Fire Department conducted live fire training on April 25 and will continue on May 9, and May 16. The training is at 401 W High Street, which is the first house to the west of the fire station and will start at about 6:30 p.m. each night.
Anyone is welcome to come watch the training, especially anyone interested in volunteering with the fire department or ambulance service.
The department will be practicing interior attack, search and rescue, forcible entry, ventilation, and salvage and overhaul techniques these Thursday nights with a final burn on Saturday, May 18.
Firefighters practice during a live burn on Thursday night, April 25, in Toledo. The exercises will continue in May.
Firefighting, like any other job, requires not only a lot of training but experience. Live fire training provides the newer and younger members of the department an opportunity to get some of the experience that is essential for fighting residential fires. It also allows the whole department to practice new techniques and stay sharp on their skills.
Anyone that is interested in volunteering with the fire department or ambulance service should call (641) 750-0778, or (641) 484-3580.