Newport Firefighters are burning down a building in the 800 block of SW 10th Street. It’s a building owned by Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital. As with other Burn To Learn exercises, firefighters will be setting small fires inside the building – let them grow in size – then rush in and put them out. They repeat the pattern in order to give less experienced firefighters “live fire” training so when they go out on a real fire, they can act more in accordance with their training rather than being distracted by the ferociousness of the blaze.
Oregon Coast Productions’ Brad Taylor is on scene video taping the exercise and will send us occasional photos of the progress of the training. Later today he’ll have a complete video of it on his website at OregonCoastProductions.com. We’ll also have a direct link to his video here on NewsLincolnCounty.com.
Brad Taylor Video
Oregon Coast Productions