City’s firefighters put to the test

PRACTICAL TRAINING: Mount Gambier’s retained firefighters ready to execute a door entry procedure during practical training this week.

THE city’s retained firefighters learnt improved methods to control conditions when battling structural fires during an intensive training program this week.

Mount Gambier’s old recycling depot on Eucalypt Drive was transformed into a makeshift training facility, with a demonstration burn inside two adjoined 20-foot shipping containers replicating a structural fire.

Firefighters watched the fire develop inside the containers and trained in the application of water to maintain safest possible conditions.

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