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Firefighters to train at practice burn Sunday PDF Print E-mail

By Jan Schultz
The Imperial Republican

Members of the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department (IVFD) will be in training mode Sunday morning at a practice burn west of Imperial.
Fire Chief Bryan Dannatt said they will train on firefighting techniques at an abandoned home in the southeast quarter of Section 5, Township 6, Range 40, about two miles south of the former District 66 school building.
Dannatt said the pre-burn meeting will start at 7:30 a.m. at the fire hall in Imperial, when instructors will review objectives of the burn.
He expects the set-up and actual burn to start west of Imperial by mid-morning.
Dannatt said the training exercise is open to any member of the department who wishes to take part.
It will also be the first time the department’s new rural pumper will be used on a fire scene.