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Redmond Fire & Rescue to conduct ‘burn to learn’ training at donated house

KTVZ File

(Update: Rescheduled event set for next Tuesday)

REDMOND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- Redmond Fire & Rescue plans to conduct a rescheduled “Burn to Learn” live fire training exercise next Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. in a house at 726 SW 23rd Street. 

These types of trainings provide extremely valuable scenarios for firefighters in a controlled environment. Several fires are set, one at a time, for firefighters to enter and practice search and rescue, hose handling, fire behavior, ventilation and various other critical fireground skills.  

Roadways in the area will be closed. SW 23rd Street will be closed at SW Highland Avenue and SW Glacier Avenue. Officials ask that you please use an alternate route.

The training exercise is planned to begin at 9 a.m. and concluded at approximately 3 p.m.

Smoke and flames maybe visible during this training exercise. 

For questions regarding the burn, contact Training Captain Bill Welch at 541-504-5036.

This building was donated by the landowner for this exercise.

Redmond Fire & Rescue had planed to conduct the exercise on Saturday, Nov. 5, but postponed the event due to high winds in the area.

The public is welcome to watch and take pictures during the event, but for your safety they ask that you remain away from the crews unless invited by them.

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