Soon-to-be-Demolished Buildings Offer Unique Firefighter Training Opportunities

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Firefighter Christian Dispena tests roof-cutting skills that would be important should he ever be called upon to ventilate a building on fire. Courtesy image (c) Bedford Fire Department, 2015 all rights reserved

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Forcing their way through a locked door, Firefighters Marc Casey (standing) and Sam Panzeri - Courtesy image (c) Bedford Fire Department, 2015 all rights reserved
Forcing their way through a locked door, Firefighters Marc Casey (standing) and Sam Panzeri – Courtesy image (c) Bedford Fire Department, 2015 all rights reserved

Bedford firefighters had an unusual training opportunity today, practicing roof ventilation techniques and forcible entry on doors at the Bedford Marketplace buildings that are soon to be demolished.

“Commercial buildings and homes scheduled to be demolished provide valuable training opportunities,” said Captain Mark Sullivan. Bedford firefighters practiced skills they must be able to perform efficiently in an emergency situation.”

 


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