Capital City Fire/Rescue held a live fire structure drill on Saturday at an old log cabin on Mendenhall Loop Road. The cabin’s foundation timbers were partially rotted and the entire structure was leaning over and considered beyond repair.
For career and volunteer firefighters, it was a unique opportunity to hone their skills and train inside a structure that was different from the Hagevig Fire Training Center. Firefighters went through multiple scenarios of entering the structure, attacking the fire, and searching for and rescuing any victims who may be trapped inside.
The structure, owned by University of Alaska Southeast, was demolished with one final burn at the end of the day.
Firefighters Sean Rhea and Noah Jenkins, who acted as instructors during Saturday’s exercise, wore KTOO’s helmet-mounted camera that provided some of the still pictures for the slideshow above.