News Alert!!: Downtown Needles, CA: Training Burn at the old Overland Motel.
According to San Bernardino County Fire Department Battalion Chief Thomas Marshall, from Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 to Friday, October 16th, 2015, the San Bernardino County Fire Department will be doing a training burn will be happening at the old Overland Motel, located on the 700 block of West Broadway in Downtown Needles, California.
The San Bernardino County Fire Department is going to bring out their candidates from their academy, work with the local fire departments and we’re going to do some training using the old Overland Motel.
Half of the old Overland Motel will be burn down as part of the training burn; which is the part closes to E Street, but the part of the old Overland Motel that is near the alleyway will not be burned, but there will be some other training going on inside; such as forcible entry training and ventilation training.
San Bernardino County Fire Department Battalion Chief Thomas Marshall tells ZachNews that there may be some live fires inside the rooms, but not big fires.
Participating in the training; 50 people from San Bernardino County Fire Department, 30 people from Mohave Valley Fire Department, and possibly some people from Bullhead City, Arizona and Fort Mohave, Arizona.
For this training burn, there will be street closures, including West Broadway and additional street closures may happen.
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**** Best of luck to all the firefighters during their firefighter training at the Training Burn. ****