Cosumnes Fire to Conduct Live Structure Fire Training Burns

Press release from Cosumnes Fire Department | 

The Cosumnes Fire Department has scheduled a live-fire training exercise at an East Elk Grove house Nov. 14 - 15, during the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. to help train a class of Cosumnes Fire Academy Recruits.

The fire will be confined to a property owned by the Cosumnes Community Services District located at Bradshaw Road and Grant Line Road.

Members of the Fire Department’s Training Division and State Certified Instructors will manage the structure burn by the controlled lighting of fires in the prepared rooms.

This learning experience will help future firefighters/paramedics gain invaluable insight into fire behavior, the effects of fire on structural integrity, the difficulties of searching in a smoke-filled environment, as well as recognize their effectiveness of fire attack techniques.

This training is being conducted with the approval of the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District (SMAQMD) and the State Fire Marshal’s Office Division of Training.

The training will be postponed if weather and other conditions do not conform to the Fire Department’s standard operating procedures for such exercises, or if air quality levels do not meet the guidelines for public health set by SMAQMD.

Firefighters will be burning throughout the day, which may produce a large amount of smoke. In an effort to reduce the amount of smoke in your residence and/or business, make sure to keep doors and windows shut during hours of burning. Do not call 911 to report fire at the burn location when firefighters are present. 

Extensive precautions have been taken to ensure the community is not placed at any risk as a result of these training fires.

No street closures are planned during the hours of the training burns. Nearby residents, schools and businesses have been properly notified.

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