Learning By Fire

March 31, 2013

Firefighters from the Century and McDavid stations of Escambia Fire Rescue took to the woods Saturday for a live lesson in fighting and controlling brush fires. The training is part of the firefighter certification process.

The live burn exercise was conducted on a 40 acre parcel on North Highway 99 in Oak Grove.

Pictured top: A firefighter watches a controlled burn Saturday afternoon in Oak Grove. Pictured inset: Firefighters pull a hose a long a fire line cut into the wooded area. Pictured below: The exercise was conducted on a 40 acre parcel. Pictured bottom: A portion of the fire is lit. NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.

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