Fire Department Gets Hands-On Training - KMOT.COM - Minot, ND - News, Weather, Sports

Fire Department Gets Hands-On Training

Posted: Updated:

This building on Summit Boulevard has been many things over the years: a craft store, a home, an auction house, but has sat vacant now for several years. But it's making one last stand as a training grounds for the Bismarck Fire Department.

"It's like an ultimate classroom in there," says firefighter Justin Durham.

The building, owned by the Bank of North Dakota, is going to be torn down this fall.
But before it is, the fire department is taking over, using the space for valuable training.

"There's certain training you can't do around your fire station.  It's nice to go into a building and work," says Captain Jesse Smith.

They've used the space for search and rescue training, used smoke machines to lower visibility to simulate smoke from a fire and set up obstacle courses to build firefighter confidence.

"Out here we can play and learn," says Smith.

In this exercise, they're practicing how to stabilize a building that's damaged by wind, or by a vehicle running into it.

"If we get called out to a scenario like this it's good to have some type of experience because this is the type of call we don't get all the time but if it does come we do need to know what to do and how to do it quickly," says Durham.

And when that does happen, they'll also have the confidence they need when responding to a call.

  • Latest NewsMore>>

  • Woman's Body Found Near Fort Yates

    Woman's Body Found Near Fort Yates

    Thursday, April 24 2014 1:26 AM EDT2014-04-24 05:26:30 GMT
    The body of a 39-year-old woman has been found in a field near Fort Yates.
    The body of a 39-year-old woman has been found in a field near Fort Yates.
  • GABR Founder Talks About Event

    GABR Founder Talks About Event

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:49 PM EDT2014-04-24 03:49:14 GMT
    It's no secret medical equipment and the services that come along with it are expensive."There's no way these kids can get the service and intervention they need without some supplementary funding," says GABR founder, Dr. Kevin Murphy. So, Dr. Murphy and his team were determined to find a solution."We discovered that Winnipeg had a beautiful bike race called the Great Canadian Stationary Bike Race for Cerebral Palsy," says Murphy. "We flew up there and looked at that for a couple years and de...
    It's no secret medical equipment and the services that come along with it are expensive."There's no way these kids can get the service and intervention they need without some supplementary funding," says GABR founder, Dr. Kevin Murphy. So, Dr. Murphy and his team were determined to find a solution."We discovered that Winnipeg had a beautiful bike race called the Great Canadian Stationary Bike Race for Cerebral Palsy," says Murphy. "We flew up there and looked at that for a couple years and de...
  • Insurance And Financial Advisors Gather For Convention

    Insurance And Financial Advisors Gather For Convention

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:07 PM EDT2014-04-24 00:07:24 GMT
    Insurance and financial advisors from all over the state are coming to the Magic City for the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors State Convention. 
    Insurance and financial advisors from all over the state are coming to the Magic City for the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors State Convention. 
  • TOOLBOX

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
loading...
  • Special Feature HomeSpecial FeaturesMore>>

  • Ask An Attorney

    Ask An Attorney

    CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE ASK AN ATTORNEY PAGE!
    CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE ASK AN ATTORNEY PAGE!
  • Mobile Apps

    Mobile Apps

    We have the best Mobile Apps.  Learn how you can download yours today.
  • Me-TV North Dakota

    Me-TV North Dakota

    NBC North Dakota News has launched a new channel -- Me-TV North Dakota!  If you love the classics, Me-TV North Dakota has them.
    NBC North Dakota News has launched a new channel -- Me-TV North Dakota!  If you love the classics, Me-TV North Dakota has them.  Me-TV North Dakota will also play a replay on the Evening and Night Report at 11:30pm Monday-Friday.  As well as, local news and weather updates throughout the day.
Powered by WorldNow
    Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KMOT. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.