Learning the behavior of fire


Training Chief James Wolsiffer opens a side door to the burn chamber to give fuel to a fire burning inside. (Kristi Deer/Daily Reporter)

Firefighters Andy Drake and Rob Allen go deep inside the burn chamber as they learn about flashover fire training. (Kristi Deer/Daily Reporter)

Heat of the moment: Sugar Creek Township firefighters on Wednesday took turns going inside a burn chamber with temperatures ranging from 1,100 to 1,200 degrees to learn how to recognize the stages of a fire so they can better fight one. Training Chief James Wolsiffer said learning how to stay ahead of a blaze is critically important.

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