ETNA – A house burnt to the ground Sunday morning but this was completely planned by the fire department.
Firefighters have never been more excited about a burning house
After a devastating building fire created a total loss for a family a few months ago, the owners decided to donate the home for fire fighter training.
“It’s everything from traffic control to an interior live fire burn, we have people doing traffic, running the trucks, driving the trucks, we have several crews going in and out on live fire training, there’s a lot of training value here.’ said Etna deputy chief Aaron Brown.
The Etna Fire Department as well as eight other departments from around the area utilizing the opportunity to help 11 volunteer firefighters get hands on experience.
“We’re gonna have a crew go in, That’s gonna be the attack team, were gonna have a back up team as well, there’s also going to be three officers inside including myself to make sure nothing happens inside,” added Captain Andrew Porter.
Training started early Sunday morning, and made sure that the surrounding area was safe, firefighters used this opportunity to stage a real life scenario.
“It’s very rare, we don’t get a lot of fires in our town so when we do get one we can save and then burn later its crucial to our training.”
A team was sent into the house to ignite five to six fires for the team to extinguish and when the day is over? “We’re gonna burn it flat.”