Today, the High School Firefighter students learned about fire behavior first hand by going into a live training fire.
The students were divided into two groups. One group donned their full protective gear and were required to have an instructor check to make sure the gear was correctly put on. Once that was done, the students were led inside the burn building where a safety briefing was conducted prior to the fire being lit. The second group stayed outside while another instructor explained to them what they should look for and why it is important. The groups then switched after the fire was put out.
Students inside the burn building saw how the fire can grow, how the heat builds, how the smoke can rise and bank down and travel in a building.
The first portion of the training was captured live on our Facebook page. More photos below.