Fairfield Fire Department will host a free fire burn simulation training

Published: Apr. 15, 2021 at 9:34 PM CDT
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FAIRFIELD, Iowa (KYOU) - The pandemic set many of us back by putting a pause on the routines that we’re used to.

The Fairfield Fire Department is one of several groups that put a pause on things like their training.

Training officer, Jason Crandall, says the pandemic made things difficult but now they’re getting back into the swing of things.

“It made it more difficult for us to get together and do training but we’re doing it safely and we just had to overcome those hurdles to keep our training up.”

Overcoming those hurdles is exactly what they’re doing by diving right in. This weekend the Fire Service Training Bureau will provide a mobile fire simulator so volunteers can practice putting out a fire without the stress of saving people or the property.

Crandall says the fire chief opened this event to any volunteer firefighter in the surrounding area.

“So anybody that’s on the fire department can take part.”

He adds that it’s also free to the public if they would like to watch and learn as well and says it’s important to hold events like these to keep up the volunteers’ efficiency.

“Its important we keep our skills sharp as firemen because it’s a dangerous profession, usually when we’re putting out fires in someone’s house there’s a lot of other things going on, and in a situation like this we can focus on our craft and get better at putting the fire out quicker and efficiently and doing it better so that we can save more lives.”

This event will be held Saturday, April 17th in the back of the Fairfield Fire Station starting at 9 am.

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