What: High-rise fire training
Where: Fire Training Center, 12142 Joplin Rd.
When: October 29-31, Nov 7, 14 -15 (Media invited to attend Oct. 31)
Boise Fire will be conducting high rise training at the new Fire Training Center over the coming weeks. Traditionally, the training has taken place at Boise State University or a downtown location, but the new facility allows training to take place on site. The training helps prepare firefighters for conditions commonly encountered during high-rise building fires. The exercise involves several engine companies, truck companies, battalion chiefs and training officers.
Crews will drill on high-rise operations with a specific focus on the following areas: basic tactics such as standpipe operations for supplying firefighting water, search, rescue and lobby functions. Lobby functions include controlling building systems and identifying and establishing means of travel in the building (stairways, elevators, etc.).
Media are invited to be on site from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 31. Interviews will be available with Boise Fire personnel.