Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Burn to Learn June 15

Hillsboro Fire and Rescue conducted a Burn to Learn Tuesday. It’s a joint venture between the HFD and the home’s owner who wanted the 1940s vintage structure removed. Firefighters practiced forcible entry drills on the doors before setting the fire. The firefighters practiced controlling fire volume and intensity by using different sized hose lines. Additionally, they used differing nozzles—smooth bore versus variable fog nozzle—in order to learn how each affect heavy fire conditions.

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