Coos Bay plans burn to learn training drill

Firefighters will be practicing skills under realistic conditions May 12.

Posted: May 11, 2018 9:10 AM

COOS BAY, Ore. -- The Coos Bay Fire Department will burn a house, located at 261 Norman Ave., for firefighter training May 12 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

According to a news release from the city, firefighters will be practicing exterior fire attack, water supply operations, rescue skills, ventilation and exposure protection activities, all under realistic conditions.

During the drill, Norman Avenue will be closed to through traffic between Lund and Stark avenues due to firefighting equipment and personnel.

The exercise will be controlled and the fire department will be constantly monitoring the wind condition and the effect that it may have on residents in the area. The department requests that residents keep their windows closed during the exercise and let them know if smoke is entering into their homes.

A member of the fire department will remain on site until the fire is in a controlled state, and it will be monitored until it is extinguished.

For more information about this training drill, contact Coos Bay Fire Station #1, 450 Elrod Ave., at 541-269-1191.

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