The Mapaville Fire Protection District has been utilizing a vacant house on Highway Z for “hands-on” fire training. The homeowner graciously allowed free reign to use this structure for any training that was needed.
The residential structure has been available to the Mapaville Fire Protection District and surrounding fire districts and departments since August of 2019 for personnel to hone their skills on various techniques such as breaching walls and ceilings, ventilation, fire attack, and search and rescue. Local firefighters have spent many hours performing training evolutions in this house.
On Saturday, June 20, the Mapaville Fire Protection District along with personnel from the Goldman and DeSoto Rural Fire Protection Districts conducted a controlled live fire burn to practice fire hose deployment, water supply, fireground strategies, and communications for firefighters to gain more experience in these practices. After the training evolutions were complete, the structure was allowed to burn completely.
We have received support and assistance from Woodard Fire Restoration.