Live Firefighting Practice, West of Beatrice

BEATRICE – Some twenty-five area firefighters got some live practice, on Sunday.  An old vacant farm home was burned down about six miles west of Beatrice, giving rural firefighters a chance to practice putting out fires in the two-story house.

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The house and a garage next to it were used for the fire practice.  Beatrice Rural Fire Chief Matt Langley says the house allowed firefighters to train on search-and-rescue, creating thick smoke within the building with firefighters going room-to-room.

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The home used for the exercise is on property along the west side of Southwest 117th, less than a mile south of a brick church along Nebraska Highway Four.  Firefighters used a nearby barn as a staging area.

Langley says firefighters from several departments were able to participate in the practice and training.

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Langley says the seven rooms within the house provided a lot of opportunities for training.  Firefighters made use of several pumper trucks feeding water to portable containers that make use of tarps.

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