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Firefighters train for second night at donated home

For the second night, firefighters from Forrest County are making use of a donated, abandoned home for intensive training.  Firemen from North Forrest and other volunteer fire departments trained on several scenarios at a home at the intersection of Monroe Road and the Evelyn Gandy Parkway. 

They used both water and foam to fight the controlled burns.  The home was donated by a property owner who is clearing the land.

After several exercises, the home was burned down.

"They say we don't use water anymore, we use foam to put out fires, so we're trying that out tonight and learning about that," said Chip Brown, chief of the North Forrest Volunteer Fire Department. 

"We got a new engine back in January that's going to give us some great opportunities to let everybody pump that and be fully-prepared in a real situation," Brown said. 

Last night, many of these same firemen used the interior of the home for search and rescue training.  

 

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