Live fire training will be Oct. 20The Red Wing Fire Department will conduct a live fire training exercise Saturday Oct. 20 in cooperation with the Riverland Community College in Rochester.
The Red Wing Fire Department will conduct a live fire training exercise Saturday Oct. 20 in cooperation with the Riverland Community College in Rochester. A vacant house in the west end of Red Wing will be the site of several live fire training evolutions.
“It isn’t often we are able to obtain vacant property within the city limits to burn for training purposes. This structure is in a rural setting where neighboring structures are not in danger, where traffic won’t be disrupted, and on duty fire crews can participate and remain in service to provide emergency services to the community,” training Captain Scott Danielson said.
The training will give firefighters the opportunity to practice interior attack scenarios and defensive fire tactics. For the past few weeks, crews have used the vacant home to train on roof ventilation and forcible entry tactics.
Although plans are in place for Oct. 20, the training may not happen if weather conditions continue as they have been.
“Due to the current dry conditions, the Minnesota DNR has imposed a burning ban for our area. The scheduled training will be postponed if the ban is not lifted prior to the 20th,” Danielson said.