The Estevan Fire department hosted two nights of training on Monday and Tuesday for their firefighters.
"Training went very well, we had a pretty good turn out of firefighters to partake in the training. We set up three work stations in regards to different types of training environments," explained Fire Chief Dale Feser.
"One was back on the roof and doing proper and effective ventilation, utilizing gas powered equipment such as chainsaws and also manual equipment with pipe holes. This practice was to ensure that adequate holes are being cut into a structure that would be on fire to allow for the heat and the smoke to escape in the house that is actually on fire at the time."
"The second station is actually a bail out drill from the basement where firefighters find themselves below grade and their regular means of egress has been cut off so now they have to find an alternative way of getting out of the basement safely. It's a very good survival drill to be taught to the firefighters," stated Feser.
"Our third work station, we had the piercing nozzle out and showed the firefighters the alternative means of getting a suppression stream inside of a building. If it's below grade we can pound the piercing nozzle through cindercrete and get an effective suppression stream into the basement or through the upstairs floor if it's safe to make entry directly overhead where the original scene of the fire is."