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Seward County Fire Dept. Conducts Training

KSCB News - December 6, 2012 3:16 pm

The Seward County Fire Department recently spent some time doing training that focused on ventilating roofs for structure fires and also search and rescue for persons unable to exit a structure on their own. The structure used for the training is on the site where a new fire station is to be built in Kismet. The structure will have to be torn down to make room for the new station so it was decided to use it for training prior to its demolition. The training was held on a Saturday morning and was in addition to the regular training that the department’s firefighters are required to attend. There were a total of twelve firefighters who participated in the training. Part of the training involved a team of two firefighters who entered the structure from the ground floor and searched for a ‘victim’ that had been placed in the house. While the search was going on, there were teams of firefighters on the roof practicing cutting ventilation holes in the roof. This is done to let the smoke, hot air and other products of combustion out of a structure that is on fire, thus making it easier to find both victims and the seat of the fire.

 

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