Controlled burn great training for local firefighters

The combined forces of firefighters from Edgewood and Fauquier got some training experience under their belts recently.

  • Mar. 16, 2016 9:00 a.m.

The Edgewood Volunteer Fire Department and The Fauquier Volunteer Fire Department combined forces recently to watch over the controlled burn of an abandoned house in Edgewood.

The two-storey log house was originally built in 1934 by William Partridge and his family. In recent years the house had begun to tumble down and had become a danger to local inquisitive children.

With permissions from the land owners, the old house was set ablaze. The Edgewood Fire Department had all their fire fighting equipment on hand. It was a great opportunity to practice skills learned over the years and to test equipment.

By the end of the day there was nothing left but a small pile of smoldering rubble.

Hundreds of feet of hoses were rolled and gathered up and pumps were refuelled and stored safely.

At a debriefing meeting held following the fire, everyone involved agreed that the afternoon’s staged burn was very worthwhile and a great training event.

 

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