The following is a press release and photo from the Idaho Falls Fire Department.
IDAHO FALLS – The Idaho Falls Fire Department will be hosting live burn training at an old structure located on Milligan Road in Snake River Landing on Friday, November 5 from approximately 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
The public can see light smoke and flames rising from the structure throughout the morning. There will be a large amount of smoke and flames in the afternoon when the structure is fully burnt down at the end of the training.
The structure is located approximately 30 meters from Milligan Road and does not require a road closure. However, there can be traffic jams along Milligan Road due to fire trucks and water supplies coming and going from the property.
Live fire training is an important part of the training and qualification process for firefighters. Simulated training teaches them how to safely and effectively fight fires in a controlled and supervised environment.
“We thank Snake River Landing and Ball Ventures for donating the old structure to the department. The Idaho Falls Fire Department and Idaho Falls Police Department used the structure for several training sessions throughout the summer. We are always looking for structures that have been boarded up and otherwise demolished, but which are suitable for training purposes, ”says Kerry Hammon, Chief Information Officer.