Orangeburg County (SC) Wants More Training for Smaller Fire Departments

The chairman of the Orangeburg County Fire Advisory Board says training that enables firefighters to enter a burning residence or structure should be required for all Orangeburg County firefighters, reports The Times and Democrat. "Even the smallest departments need the training," Carl Thompson told the Orangeburg County Fire Commission during its monthly meeting. "It is a different fire now to what it was 10 years ago because of the materials being made and the cheap wood they are being made out of. It burns hotter and it burns faster." Thompson said the proper training of firefighters is crucial to prevent injury and death and is a standard the Occupational Safety ...

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