NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County Fire Rescue (NHCFR) will conduct a live fire training at 4606 S College Road in the Monkey Junction area on Tuesday, March 15, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Residents and businesses in the immediate area will be notified of the training and the potential of smoke in the area. The training will begin with a safety briefing and then the structure will be burned down by 5 p.m.
“It is extremely important for our dedicated team members to study and review safety procedures and protocols to be prepared when a fire occurs. However, the opportunity to use that training in a practical, controlled experience is truly valuable,” said NHCFR Chief Donnie Hall. “During this exercise, our firefighters will be able to study fire behavior and work with equipment to attack the problem. Additionally, our officers will be able to work on safety officer skill training for certification.”
The media can take footage of the training, but must be escorted by the Incident Commander on the property in order to ensure safety. Please ask for the Incident Commander upon arrival to the site to receive access to the area and for short interviews.