Members of the Spurger, Fred and Woodville Volunteer Fire Departments completed a day of fire training on Saturday, May 5 in Silsbee. The training began at 8 a.m. and consisted of the reenactment of an actual house fire. The North Hampton plant donated the home to local fire departments so that they could receive quality, true to life training.
The firemen participated in a number of drills that simulated various rescue situations. A large fire was set in the abandoned house and allowed to burn, then separate teams were sent in to complete drills. In one scenario, the firefighters had to respond to the distress call of a child trapped inside the burning house. The drill was successfully and quickly carried out by the Tyler County volunteer firemen and women and the simulated child would have been safely rescued.
These trainings are essential to the safety and experience of the brave firefighters that operate in Tyler County. If you see a firefighter, be sure to pat them on the back and tell them "thank you" for spending their Saturdays inside a blistering hot building so that they can be prepared and ready whenever any Tyler County citizen needs assistance.