COLUMBIA, Mo. - The Columbia Fire Department held a live burn for its recruits at its training academy Friday morning.
Assistant Fire Chief Brad Fraizer said Friday marked the first of multiple live burns for Basic Recruit Class BRS1-2019. The live burns allow recruits to learn fire behavior firsthand.
The recruit class practiced hose handling and forcible entry techniques earlier in the week.
"We have a variety of techniques, best practices and ways to deal with a wide range of challenges on emergency scenes ranging from water rescue to technical rescues, fire fighting and forcing entry into a structure, for example," Fraizer said.
Fraizer said that the training offered for recruits this week is also offered for all personnel as part of their overall training curriculum.