Firefighters getting close to the action without any fire

FAIRPORT, NY (WROC) - The Fairport Fire Department was out in full force on Thursday, but they were not saving any lives. They were practicing on how to save their own.

A house that was being demolished was acquired by the Fairport Fire Department for practice. "We'll go up and treat it as a real house fire and ventilate the roof," said Edward Tubiolo, a part of FFD for just over a year."Get rid of heat and smoke."

Tubiolo has about five years of training within the industry and says that this type of training is important. "This is the real deal." A ventilation hole is used as a chimney to allow more smoke out.

Practice on the other side of the house was how to get out in case if a firefighter or person in the house needed to get out and the doors are blocked. "We are coming out head first, gaining control of the ladder, spinning around, and descending in a controlled fashion," said Tubiolo. For Tubiolo, he is conquering his own personal fear of heights.

"Tonight's a whole different beast as far as getting out of the second floor." He has now overcome that through a type of practice that is hard to come by.

The leading trainer is Chief Logan Muster, teaching firefighters how to escape a burning building. "You need to get out as quickly as possible," said Muster. "You're exiting for your life." That face first exit requires practice. "Thirty years of service, three weeks of service, training is invaluable," said Muster.

For Tubiolo this life-like training, even without fire, is turning his fear into focus. "Typically it's a life or death situation," said Tubiolo.

They will continue to train on this house until it comes down in November.

the homeowners gave the town and fire department permission to use their home as needed until it gets demolished, and they have plans to rebuild their dream home on the same plot of land. 
 


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