UPDATE: Due to the heat index and related firefighter safety, the live fire training event scheduled for Tuesday, May 28 has been cancelled. The public will be notified once the training has been rescheduled.
New Hanover County, NC – New Hanover County Fire Rescue (NHCFR) will conduct a live fire training at 4320 Castle Hayne Road, on Tuesday, May 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Residents and businesses in the immediate area have been notified of the training and the potential of smoke in the area. Message boards will also be placed on Castle Hayne Road to alert passing traffic.
The training will begin at 8:30 with a safety briefing, and then the structure will be burned down by 4 p.m.
“This training is an opportunity for our firefighters to observe a fire in all stages of growth and get real-life experience for attacking a fire,” said NHCFR Chief Donnie Hall. “This will also give fire officers the opportunity for fire ground management training and allow them to complete safety officer skills for certification.”
The media can take footage of the training, but must be escorted by the Incident Commander on the property in order to ensure safety. Please ask for the Incident Commander upon arrival to the site to receive access to the area and for short interviews.