Biloxi Fire Department training
Over the next few weeks, members of the Biloxi Fire Department are taking part in specialized training in a controlled environment.
The Biloxi firefighters are working to develop a better and more efficient emergency response and they are doing that by creating a real life scenario inside a house on Camp Wilkes Road. This training doesn’t involve fire yet. The first few sessions consist of filling two rooms with smoke and treating it as an actual fire situation.
Battalion Chief Andy Mason tells News 25 that while they practice to make sure they keep anyone in harm’s way safe, they also practice so that they can keep each other safe. “We are practicing everything that there is to do with a possible structure fire in Biloxi including rescue of the victims or possible victims inside to fire suppression to command procedures so that we are on the same page as far as the lowest ranking guy there to the highest ranking one. Once a year we like to get everyone together, once a year at least, and practice our different disciplines.”
In late February, the Biloxi Fire Department will burn down the entire house on Camp Wilkes Road to continue training.