Clackamas County Fire District - Oak Grove Burn to Learn

Some images today from a training excercise near my house today. The fire departments call this sort of live fire excercise a "burn to learn". The idea is to set a series of small fires in old building that has been approved for this use. After each small fire is lit, trainees can watch how a fire develops and grows in a real world environment. They light a fire, and put it out, and crews will alternate in and out of the building for the training. At the end of the training they let fire consume the house while they protect nearby exterior exposures. These 'burn to learns' are an extremely useful training tool.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I like the top and second from the bottom two images particularly well. Nice composition.