Forrest Co. firefighters participate in training burn

Forrest Co. firefighters participate in training burn
Volunteer firefighters battle flames

FORREST COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Members of the North Forrest and Macedonia Volunteer fire departments spent Saturday afternoon battling a training burn on Monroe Road in Forrest County.

"We have a lot of new firefighters that have just completed some training recently and a training burn is a great experience for them," said North Forrest Public Information Officer Tommy MacDermott.

Members of both departments got the opportunity to battle flames from the inside, get a feel for the actual heat from a house fire, as well watch how a fire moves through a home.

Forrest County fire officials stress the importance of volunteer firefighters throughout the county.

If you are interested in becoming a Forrest County volunteer firefighter, contact Chip Brown at 601-544-5911.