On Thursday November 5th, seven new volunteer firefighters participated in a live fire evolution as part of their initial training held at the Cherokee County Fire Training Center.
The training burns consisted of a “Settee Fire” where students are brought into the burn building to watch the growth of the fire. Students were then introduced to a one room fire set where they practiced managing a hose line and demonstrated correct nozzle patterns needed to properly and safely extinguish a fire.
Volunteer Coordinator, Lt. Chris Martin went on to say “These students have attended training every Thursday night over the course of 8 the last months to learn both classroom and hands-on skills to become Registered Volunteer Suppression Firefighters in the state of Georgia.”
To learn more about volunteer firefighting, go to the fire department’s home page at www.cherokeecountyfire.org and “click” on Volunteer Firefighting.