Once I focused my eyes on the fire hose I was able to crawl through the basement despite all the twists and turns, but the experience definitely gave me a new sense of respect for the firefighters who manage to save lives while navigating unfamiliar places with little to no visibility. You can see what Citizens Fire Academy participants saw during the smoke drill by watching this video.
Now that I have survived our first hands-on activity, I’m excited for the upcoming challenges! If you’re interested in learning about firefighter operations, be sure to register the next time the academy is offered.
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