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Burning is for learning at Tacoma Fire practice

Tacoma Fire Department firefighters took advantage of the increasingly rare opportunity to conduct live fire training at a property in Fife.

Live fire training opportunities are getting harder to come by these days because of increasing environmental demands concerning smoke emissions that require the property owner to remove all plastics, furniture, roofing and insulation before allowing firefighters to set their house on fire.

“There was a grocery list of things that we had to do,” said homeowner John Salamone.

His wife’s family had owned the house and operated a family farm on the property along Pacific Highway for decades. But the 1920s property was showing its age and had become a residential dot in a heavily commercial strip. It had been vacant for three years so selling it made sense. The buildings had…

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Burning is for learning at Tacoma Fire practice

Tacoma Fire Department firefighters took advantage of the increasingly rare opportunity to conduct live fire training at a property in Fife.

Live fire training opportunities are getting harder to come by these days because of increasing environmental…

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