Live fire training: fire vs. firefighter
By Senior Airman Rae Perry, 4th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
/ Published March 29, 2011
SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. --
Firefighters typically do not set fires, they put them out. During most live fire training, firefighters typically use propane fires in a simulator instead of using paper and wood propellant Airmen here set fires to base houses scheduled for demolition to learn how to extinguish them.
The base fire department chief Sean Quinby, invited the Goldsboro fire department to train with base firefighters. Both fire departments try to train together annually to prepare for fires or other potentially hazardous situations that may require augmentation.
The Goldsboro fire department will have a fire crew at the Oak Forest gate assist with the upcoming Wings Over Wayne airshow April 16th and 17th. For additional information on the Wings Over Wayne Airshow visit www.WingsOverWayne.com