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WVFD's fire training system making trip to Ketchikan


September 5, 2019

Caleb Vierkant / Wrangell Sentinel

Community members may have noticed an oddly-shaped shipping container sitting outside the public safety building last weekend. DeeDee Blatchley, with the Wrangell Volunteer Fire Department, said that this is a flashover burn trailer that they usually keep housed by the airport. They received the trailer back in 2001 thanks to a grant, she said. The trailer is designed to let firefighters see how a fire behaves inside an enclosed space and gives them practice putting out structure fires. The trailer was moved up to the courthouse for some cleaning, Blatchley said, before it will make a trip...

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