On April 6, 2015, the Clayton Fire Company conducted two training scenarios on how to rescue firefighters that may become trapped, disabled or encounter other problems while fighting a structure fire. Using a house donated by Habitat for Humanity, the fire company ran two different scenarios. The first was how to breech a wall to get into a structure, and the second was how to rescue firefighters from a window. The training also covered items such as how to properly raise a ladder, how to stretch a line, and how to use hand tools. Past Chief and current Assistant Chief Jeff Hurlock stated, “if you train like you work at a fire you become better because it becomes a natural action.”

– DFSN story and photo by Kevin Wilson, PIO Clayton FC