Crews attended the former nursing home to complete a full response scenario on Nov 04 2020.
In this scenario, crews were dispatched to a working air conditioner unit fire on the roof. Throughout the scenario the evolution of the fire and incident changed with fire crew actions; this led to crews extinguishing a natural gas fed fire on the A/C unit. Crews were able to contain the fire to a localized area and complete searches to verify the building empty. Crews then completed overhaul and cleared the scene.
Opportunities like these to run simulated calls within an actual building allow our members to gain experience and knowledge and hone their skills. Teaching points, lessons learned, and crew teamwork help build our department as a whole.