Jemison Fire Chief John Dennis enters a mobile simulator used for training on Thursday.
Jemison Fire Chief John Dennis enters a mobile simulator used for training on Thursday.

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Mobile simulator teaches fire training

Published 4:10pm Thursday, March 21, 2013

A three-day training session with a mobile simulator trailer from Alabama Fire College taught volunteer and career firefighters what to do in the event of a fire.

Jemison Fire Chief John Dennis said the training sessions started on Monday and ended on Wednesday at the Jemison Fire Department.

“This is a great training tool to cover what you would do to put a fire out,” Dennis said.

Dennis said Alabama Fire College has two trailers that go across the state training firefighters.

The simulated fire inside the trailer operates on propane gas and fire departments have to cover the cost of the propane.

Dennis said Chilton Propane donated to the training so the sessions did not cost anything.

Training included participants from Fairview, Collins Chapel, Union Grove, Jemison, North Chilton, West Chilton and Gap of the Mountain.

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