Seven new volunteer firefighters participated in a live fire evolution exercise this month as part of their initial training held at the Cherokee County Fire Training Center.
The training burns consisted of a “settee fire” where students are brought into the burn building to watch the growth of the fire. They were then introduced to a one-room fire set, where they practiced managing a hose line and demonstrated correct nozzle patterns needed to properly and safely extinguish a fire.
“These students have attended training every Thursday night over the course of the last eight months to learn both classroom and hands-on skills to become Registered Volunteer Suppression Firefighters in the state of Georgia,” Volunteer Coordinator Lt. Chris Martin said in a news release.
To learn more about volunteer firefighting, go to the fire department’s home page at www.cherokeecountyfire.org and click on Volunteer Firefighting.