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Roseau Fire Department Holds Training Burn


April 28, 2018

Front row: Ben Edwards, George Bjerk, Jeremy Grindeland, Troy Hammer, JP Brandt, Scott Vacura, Evan Rosemore, Kyle Hittner, Jeff Ballard and Leon Huot. Middle row: Shawn Ellis, Rick Bjorkquist, and Kyle Peterson. Back row: Shawn Trihey, Mark Bernat, Alex McMillin, Craig McMillin, Seth Novotny, Mark Jennings and Jon Hellerup.

On Saturday, April 21, Roseau Fire Department took part in a training burn at a house south of the Roseau Fairgrounds.

A training burn builds the confidence in a firefighters fundamental skills with their breathing apparatus, hose handling skills, learning to find the seat of the fire and use the proper extinguishment, direct attack or indirect attack, for that particular type of fire. Firefighters get the opportunity to work as a team and build confidence in their team members.

"There's a lot involved before a training burn can take place," explained Fire Chief Craig McMillin. "Inspectors...

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