Owensboro Fire Department Holds Realistic Training Simulations

While residents in the area might have seen some real smoke during the Owensboro Fire Department's weekend training simulation, the department says it was all done safely and with the consideration of nearby neighbors.

Posted: Jun 28, 2021 10:12 AM
Updated: Jun 28, 2021 3:34 PM

The Owensboro Fire Department held realistic training simulations for its firefighters over the weekend in the area of Clay Street.

While residents in the area may have seen some real smoke from the realistic training session, the fire department says it was all done safely and with the consideration of nearby neighbors.

OFD's Batallion Chief of Training Colter Tate says the realistic training sessions are important because they give the department's firefighters a sense of what kind of emergencies they may be responding to in the future.

"The firefighters that are going through the training have no idea what the layout is," explained Chief Tate. "It adds to the realism of them going into a structure at 2:00 a.m. with zero visibility and searching for those victims, doing the forcible entry, doing the ladder work. It allows them to actually practice on what we're going to have to respond to."

The training sessions ran from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.

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It was another chilly start across the Tri-State; while we only dipped as low as 43° in Evansville, many others across the Tri-State fell into the upper 30s earlier this morning. The cool air didn't linger long however, temperatures quickly reached back into the mid 70s across the region this afternoon - higher pressure camped out over the southeastern quarter of the country will continue to keep the skies above the Tri-State clear while gradually driving temperatures higher over the next few days. Despite our anticipated southerly winds this evening, you may still want to grab a jacket before your head out to dinner; after seeing a temperature near 64° around dinnertime, we'll fall off toward the mid to upper 50s by 10 o'clock. Overnight lows will again dwindle into the mid to low 40s for the majority of the Ohio Valley early Tuesday morning.
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