The Hanceville Fire Department will receive a mobile fire training trailer from the state for one week in July to use for training sessions.
Fire Chief Alan Bolling said the Alabama Fire College owns the trailer and sends it departments upon approved requests.
“It took about two months to get approved to receive the trailer,” Bolling said. “They provided us with the dates we could use it and we accepted.”
Hanceville Fire will have the trailer from July 15 through the 19. Bolling said they will allow and invite other departments in the area to come and utilize it two of the days they have it.
“We’re going to set aside Wednesday, Thursday, and Thursday night for anyone in the county that would like to use it,” Bolling said. “We will have it available, they can come and we will have instructors to help them or whatever they need to practice on the trailer.”
The truck is 8.5 feet wide and 60 feet long. Internally, it has a pipe for propane gas which can simulate heat, smoke, and fire.
“It has different things or scenerio’s that you can practice putting out,” Bolling said. “Basement fires are an example, they are hard to put out because they are sealed off fires. This is good practice and training for us.”
For more information, contact the Hanceville Fire Department at 256-352-1200.
Lauren Estes can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 256-734-2131, ext. 137.