West Pierce Fire & Rescue will conduct a training burn at 8511 South Tacoma Way in Lakewood starting at approximately 9:00 in the morning, July 6.
The purpose of the burn is to give firefighters training in live fire. Crews will be able to set approximately four fires prior to letting the house burn down. Firefighters will learn more about fire behavior, breaching walls and truck operations. They will also be given the opportunity to utilize breathing apparatus in a hazardous atmosphere, become acclimated to the high temperatures inside a burning building and understand the limited visibility in a fire situation. The exercise should last all day.Print This Post