Video: New Berlin Fire Department trains with controlled burn

March 14, 2014

After decades of serving as the home of the greenskeeper at the New Berlin Hills Golf Course, this single-family home was beyond its useful life - except for one last use.

The New Berlin Fire Department and members of the Brookfield Fire Department conducted six live-burn training evolutions for its firefighters, then let the structure burn to the ground March 13.

Controlled burns help in allowing the firefighters an opportunity to train during a live fire while taking down unused or aging facilities.

In fact, the two departments had a live training on a home that was destroyed in a similar situation in August 2013.

In that instance, the departments teamed up to practice various firefighting attacks together as part of existing joint efforts between the two departments.






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