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55 SW Ash Street, Portland, OR 97204

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First of Three Burn to Learn Trainings in NE Portland a Success

March 7, 2012 --
On Saturday, March 3rd, Portland Fire & Rescue (PF&R) conducted a training house burn at 236 NE 102nd Avenue. The goal of Burn to Learn trainings is to provide valuable live-fire training in an actual residential structure for newly hired Firefighter Recruits and career firefighters already serving on the line.



The Burn began around 9:00 am when PF&R training officers set small fires in the house. The training officers then accompanied Firefighter Recruits inside to extinguish the fires. The process was supervised by experienced, career firefighters and followed strict safety guidelines.

The next two burns will occur on Thursday, March 8th, and Saturday, March 10th, 2012.

For questions or to learn more about Portland Fire's Burn to Learn Program, contact Training Staff Fire Lieutenant Jim Sestric at (503) 823-3848. 

Photos by Greg Muhr, Portland Fire & Rescue Photographer.