Lake Park Fire Department Takes Part Controlled House Burn
By Mark Askelson firstname.lastname@example.org (10/7/20)
Lake Park, MN — Follow along with the Lake Park Volunteer Fire Department on social media, and it’s very evident to see that the group of firemen stay very active in their training. From house fires to missing persons to water rescue, the Lake Park Fire Department is always expanding their emergency education and brushing up on rescue skills. This past month, they had the unique opportunity to take part in a controlled house burn in conjunction with firefighters from Hitterdal, Vergas, Pelican Rapids, and Glyndon. Lake Park Fire Chief Dave Coufal says throughout the course of the burn, they were able to train for over a dozen different home fire situations in a real-world scenario.
Lake Park, along with many other local volunteer fire departments, gets together for training typically at least once a month. Coufal says some of the areas that they continue to train in include equipment operation, missing persons, and farm accidents.
You can see photos and videos of some their trainings, including the house burn, as well as fire safety tips for National Fire Prevention Week on the Lake Park Volunteer Fire Department Facebook page.