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Burn to Learn

Posted on 28th April 2011 at 08:04

There’s a “Burn to Learn” exercise planned for this Saturday up in the Rose Valley area. Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue says that the Rose Valley Friends Church is donating their gymnasium at 1437 Rose Valley Road for a “live burn” training exercise. Three engine companies and two water tenders will be involved in the training exercise, which will run from 10 am until 2 pm on Saturday. Cowlitz 2 officials say that they’ll conduct a number of scenarios, and will continue the exercise until the building is completely gone. Portions of the training will be videotaped and narrated to be used in future training of fire cadets, and for public education on fire conditions and fire behavior. Saturday’s “live burn” will be open to public viewing. Find out more about Saturday’s exercise, or about donating a structure for similar training exercises by calling Cowlitz 2 at 578-5218.