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Training Teaches How Fire Behaves

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Firefighters, police officers, EMTs and insurance adjusters from across the area spent Wednesday starting fires to learn how flames behave before firefighters put them out.

Typically, crews arrive on scene when a building is fully involved. But this training lets them see how a stove fire can spread, the difference sprinklers make and what can happen in an empty room. Fire Marshal Mike Hayman says, "Quite often we hear, well there's nothing in the room, so it can't burn. Well you saw. And it can burn. It burned really good. We got some high temperatures to it."

That room that burned is made of high density polyethylene. It is typically used in hog confinements, but also in hallways and bathrooms because it's easy to wipe clean. At the same time, the Fire Marshal says paying a little more for building supplies is worth it, if it means saving a life.

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