The Idaho Falls Fire Department will be conducting training in the parking lot of the Mountain America Center on Event Center Drive today, May 1. Community members should not be alarmed if they see a large fire department presence at that location throughout the day.
Department personnel will be conducting relay-pump training which consists of one fire apparatus stationed at a fire hydrant pumping water through supply lines to a second fire apparatus pumper and/or ladder truck. This method of firefighting adds more engines until adequate water is delivered in the event of a large structure fire.
Please stay clear of the operation to allow personnel room to train.
“We extend a thank you to our local businesses who offer support and provide their space and facilities so that we can continue to train our firefighters when adequate training resources are limited,” states IFFD Public Information Officer Kerry Hammon.
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Media Contact: Kerry Hammon, Public Information Officer, (208) 612-8122, firstname.lastname@example.org.