Local Fire Departments Undergo Live Fire Training in Lakeville

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Members from the Hamlet, Washington Township, Knox-Center Township and North Judson-Wayne Township fire departments recently participated in a live fire training in Lakeville.

On Dec. 28, the Mobile Live Fire Training Trailer Unit traveled to Lakeville so the firefighters could train in the mobile flashover training simulator free of charge. Two weeks prior to this training, instructors in Starke County were given instruction in the “train the trainer” program and all went well.

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Starke County is part of District II of the Indiana Department of Homeland Security and was able to be a part of this important training opportunity. John Grolich, former chief of the Plymouth Fire Department, coordinated this effort along with the Indiana Department of Homeland Security and the Lakeville Fire Department.

It is hoped that the trailer will be back during the fair this year so you can take a look at the unit and see how this unique training works.