DFD hosts vehicle burn training

Photo by Samantha Lyles

Photo by Samantha Lyles

If you saw plumes of thick black smoke rising from the Broad Street / Washington Street area beginning on June 27, fear not; the fires were part of a vehicle burn training exercise hosted by the Darlington Fire Department. Local firefighters and agents of SLED observed a three-day series of vehicle burns conducted by the Public Agency Training Council to educate them on the patterns and progressions that occur when cars and trucks catch fire. The burns also offered young members of the DFD Explorer program a chance to extinguish the flames and get important live fire experience. The News and Press will have more info on this training – and what local firefighters gleaned from the experience – in next week’s edition.

Author: Jana Pye

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