Norton Fire Holds Live Fire Training
By PAT TRAVERS, Senior Correspondent | April 30, 2021 | MASSACHUSETTS
Story No. 050421108
Photo by Pat Travers/NEFirePhoto.comNorton firefighters wait for water before entering the rear of the building.
Photo by Pat Travers/NEFirePhoto.comSimultaneous training occurred in real time including extinguishment, search and rescue, ladder operations and RIT.
Photo by Pat Travers/NEFirePhoto.comA firefighter makes their way off the roof after performing vertical ventilation.
Photo by Pat Travers/NEFirePhoto.comA firefighter stretches a line to the rear of the building and prepares to go on air.
Photo by Pat Travers/NEFirePhoto.comA firefighter advances line to a firefighter already inside the burn building.
Photo by Pat Travers/NEFirePhoto.comFirefighters vent the roof during the last of the days evolutions.
Photo by Pat Travers/NEFirePhoto.comFirefighters Nick Dyer and Katie Barry assigned to the RIT team prepare to enter the building.
Photo by Pat Travers/NEFirePhoto.comFirefighters assigned to the RIT team remove a simulated downed firefighter from the second floor.
NORTON, MASSACHUSETTS (BRISTOL COUNTY) - The Norton Fire Department made good use of a building set for demolition on Friday, April 30, 2021. The house on Leonard Street was set to be demolished to make way for new construction projects in the area and was made available to the fire department to use for training. Many of Norton's firefighters were in attendance as several training evolutions were performed.
Each live fire evolution utilized simultaneous operations with separate crews assigned to search and rescue, extinguishment, ladder operations, and rapid intervention team. Both floors of the two-story wood framed house were used for evolutions. Firefighters rotated roles during the evolutions so that they could get the most out of the training provided. Members of the local Board of Selectmen were on-hand to witness first hand the different roles and responsibilities of the firefighters while on the fire ground.
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