MADISON (WKOW)-- The City of Madison Fire Department recruits will conduct live fire training in two buildings on Junction Road Wednesday morning.
Fire officials say the training will take place between 9 and 11 a.m.
The recruits will be on site to practice firefighting techniques as part of their 16-week training. The purpose for the training session is to study fire behavior. Recruits will observe the two burning buildings, and follow a timeline. During that time, they will be working to determine at what time it is no longer to go inside the structure, or what time to evacuate if they're inside.
The goal is to teach recruits about reading smoke and predicting where the fire will be moving.
The buildings are located in the 3700 block of Junction Road, just south of Mineral Point Road. Neighbors are invited to observe the training from a safe distance. Fire officials will be on the scene to explain elements of the training drill.
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