Cherokee County Fire
& Emergency Services

Volunteer Firefighters Participate in Live Fire Evolution

November 12, 2020

On Thursday November 5th, seven new volunteer firefighters participated in a live fire evolution as part of their initial training held at the Cherokee County Fire Training Center.

The training burns consisted of a “Settee Fire” where students are brought into the burn building to watch the growth of the fire. Students were then introduced to a one room fire set where they practiced managing a hose line and demonstrated correct nozzle patterns needed to properly and safely extinguish a fire. 

Volunteer Coordinator, Lt. Chris Martin went on to say “These students have attended training every Thursday night over the course of 8 the last months to learn both classroom and hands-on skills to become Registered Volunteer Suppression Firefighters in the state of Georgia.” 

To learn more about volunteer firefighting, go to the fire department’s home page at www.cherokeecountyfire.org and “click” on Volunteer Firefighting.

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Volunteer firefighters participated in live fire training last week.
Volunteer firefighters participated in live fire training last week. (click image for slideshow)
Volunteer firefighters roll up the hose line at the fire training center.
Volunteer firefighters roll up the hose line at the fire training center.
The burn building allows firefighters to experience a live fire situation.
The burn building allows firefighters to experience a live fire situation.
Instructors go over techniques before participating in the live fire.
Instructors go over techniques before participating in the live fire.
Instructors discuss the evening's activities.
Instructors discuss the evening's activities.