Over 30 training fires started
During the week of April 21-25, the Park City Fire District was able to participate in live fire training exercises. Over 30 fires were started in the former Kids Kampus (or Miss Billie’s) Preschool at 4120 N. Highway 224. These were small one room fires intended to train firefighters in a new tactic called “Positive Pressure Attack”. This involves coordinating interior fire attack with horizontal positive pressure ventilation from the exterior. In these scenarios, firefighters were placed inside of the room while the fire was developing. They would then observe the effect of proper ventilation on fire conditions. A separate firefighting crew would perform the coordinated attack and extinguish the fire. An immediate review of each fire revealed significantly increased visibility, ease of approach to the fire, and the quick removal of heat and smoke from the fire room. This training experience will help the PCFD to do their job more effectively and improve firefighter safety at the same time.