Coburg Fire District hosts training burn

This was all part on an annual training exercise for new recruits and seasoned firefighters with Coburg Fire District. It lets them get hands on training like in a classroom like setting.

Posted: May. 11, 2019 5:37 PM
Updated: May. 11, 2019 5:37 PM

Speech to Text for Coburg Fire District hosts training burn

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in the 60s, 70s, and 80s. you may have seen large amounts of smoke today near coburg road...it was a another fire...but this one was set by firefighters -- for training. this was all part on an annual training exercise for*new recruits and seasoned firefighters with coburg fire district it lets them get hands on training -- in a classroom like setting. chief chad minter says this training could*not have come at a better time -- especially with the weather heating up and the increasing threat of fires. chad minter: "this was scheduled for... really months. we prefer for it not to be a really hot day... but at the same time we want it to be fairly reasonable so we're not in the mud or anything. it just happens to be that fire season's coming early." minter says that this training was planned for months in advance and that all the new recruits performed well. he also says that he wants this to be a reminder that fires will be happening more frequently as the red flag warning days start to add up. he also says that people should not be burning debris in their yards because we are still in a burn ban. just in time for fire season...the eugene water & electric board opened its second emergency water station today... the e-web and 4-j school district held a grand opening for a new micro-grid -- powered emergency water station at howard elementary school. the station includes a newly installed well....pumping station....emergency water distribution equipment and a battery energy storage system. howard principal allen chinn says it was an honor for the school to have this emergency system in place so that they're able to show the students a real-life example of advanced technology. allann chinn: "if there was some sort of emergency and the water system was knocked out it would be a matter of months in order to get that fixed where as you can't wait months to get water you need that right away." they gave out free 3-gallon water storage containers to people who attended the event. they also explained how the emergency water station operates and gave out emergency preparedness information. the first station is at prairie mountain school in the bethel area. e-web plans to have at least three more stations in other areas of
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