Metro Fire Structure Fire Training at 8678 Caselman Drive

Mather, CA. – The Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District (Metro Fire or the District) will conduct structural firefighter training at 8678 Caselman Drive tomorrow (March 11) in South Sacramento. Metro Fire personnel will perform evolutions at the drill site which will include live fire scenarios. Beginning at 0800, the training will focus on fire behavior and suppression techniques and tactics.

Efficient and safe firefighting requires training in the same conditions encountered during emergency response. The conditions experienced by District personnel in this training will be similar to those faced during structural fires in residential and light commercial buildings, but due to control and safety mechanisms implemented by the Metro Fire Training Division multiple burns and training evaluations will be able to occur in this real world environment.

Community members in the area will see and smell smoke coming from the site but should not be alarmed. Demolition permits have been coordinated with the County of Sacramento and the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District. Local law enforcement has been advised and will be available to assist with any traffic concerns that arise on Elk Grove – Florin Rd.

Media interested in attending this burn are urged to call Captain/PIO Chris Vestal at (916) 859-4589 for further information to schedule and ensure the best possible visual opportunities.

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