Cassville Fire Protection District smashes through training exercise

Tuesday, December 18, 2018
The concession stand at the Cassville football field is being replaced, and Dusty Reid, Cassville school district director of facilities and operations, coordinated with Training Officer Brad Harvey for the Cassville Fire Protection District to use the building for training purposes. On Friday night, Loyd Bowan began breaching a wall to get access to the other side or to use as a means for escape in a fire. Derek Acheson watched and assisted during the training exercise. Jordan Privett/jprivett@cassville-democrat.com

The concession stand at the Cassville football field is being replaced, and Dusty Reid, Cassville school district director of facilities and operations, coordinated with Training Officer Brad Harvey for the Cassville Fire Protection District to use the building for training purposes.

Zach Thomas practiced entering a restricted area through a hole in the wall during Friday night’s training exercise. Starting with their air packs on their backs, they enter the room. Then, they complete an exercise where they removed the pack, send it through the hole, then climb back through to the other side. The process of removing the pressurized air tank is specific, so the firefighter doesn’t obstruct the view or create other difficulties during the process. Jordan Privett/jprivett@cassville-democrat.com
Another part of the training was forcing open doors that are locked or blocked. Friday night, Korey Harvey used a crow bar to pry a spot on the door, and Jamie Woodard used a hammer to force open the door. Jordan Privett/jprivett@cassville-democrat.com
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