Columbia College partners with firefighters to provide realistic training
COLUMBIA - Columbia College is hosting a training event for Columbia Fire Department recruits.
The training will provide real-world fire-fighting experience, specifically ventilation training.
According to a city press release, this kind of training is important because ventilation is a necessary fundamental in firefighting. The city said ventilation allows heat and smoke to travel out of a structure, "improving the environment inside for both occupants and emergency crews."
The college is providing a building on Pannell Street that will give fire recruits the opportunity to train in a realistic environment.
The event begins at 10 a.m. on Tuesday.