Toledo Fire Dept. to conduct training exercise Feb. 11
Larry Robeson, Toledo Fire Department
C.J. Drake, Georgia-Pacific
The Toledo Fire Department (TFD) will conduct a joint fire-training exercise on a vacant house Saturday, Feb. 11.
In cooperation with other firefighting agencies and Georgia-Pacific (GP), which owns the property, the “burn-to-learn” event will give firefighters and other first responders an opportunity to train under actual conditions.
Located across SE Butler Bridge Road to the east of the GP containerboard mill, the house was used by company contractors until 2016, when it was shuttered due to its age. GP and TFD then agreed to use the house for training purposes.
Weather permitting, the exercise is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. and conclude at 4 p.m. In between, personnel will set and extinguish a series of small fires inside the house. The exercise will conclude with the entire structure being set alight. Personnel will make sure any fires are completely extinguished before leaving the property. After the exercise, the property will be cleared of debris and secured.
Butler Bridge Road will remain open to traffic during the exercise. No observation area will be offered to onlookers, who are advised to keep moving through the area for their own safety.
Other agencies invited to participate in the exercise are Central Oregon Coast Fire and Rescue, Depoe Bay Fire District, Newport Fire Department, North Lincoln Fire and Rescue, Seal Rock Rural Fire Protection District, Siletz Valley Fire District and Yachats Rural Fire Protection District. Members of the GP Emergency Response Team also will use the exercise to hone their firefighting skills in case they are needed at the Toledo mill.
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