County firefighters get training at regional fire school
EPHRAIM—A Sanpete County Regional Fire School was held last weekend to help local firefighters become more properly trained to handle the demanding job of fire and rescue operations.
The training course, which lasted all day Friday and Saturday, was a cooperative effort between the Sanpete County Fire District and the Utah Fire and Safety Academy, says Nick Lyon, fire district chairman.
“This is to introduce our local firefighters with specific hands-on training, to get them more familiar with techniques like extrication, flashover training, forcible entry, fighting fires and other techniques that will help them protect themselves and others,” said Raleigh Bunch, Utah Fire and Safety Academy region program manager.
Bunch says the school consisted of a mix of classroom learning and hands-on training exercises.
“Our rapid intervention class teaches our firefighters how to help themselves get out alive if they get trapped in a burning building,” said Bunch, regarding one of the multiple class offerings at the regional fire school.