“We got to get together and use each other’s resources to get this training going,” said Daniel Carpenter with Rome-Floyd County Fire Department.
The exercise consisted of a hands-on training course for the newest firefighters joining the department. They had to keep a controlled propane gas tank cooled.
“It allows the new guys to get a feel for a pressurized cylinder fire,” said Carpenter.
Before the actual exercise there was a four-hour training class. The course presented life saving information about fires involving pressurized containers and how to control these fires.
Call the Rome-Floyd Fire Department at 706-236-4502 or the Cartersville Fire Department at 770-387-5635.
Jonathan Dennis is a local high school student interning with the Rome News-Tribune.