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SFD to hold Live Burn Exercise
Posted on 11/07/2022
SFD to hold Live Burn Exercise:  Firefighter Training in Island Ford Road and Taylorsville Hwy Area

The Statesville Fire Department will be conducting a live burn training exercise on Thursday, November 10 between 9:00am and 5:00pm at 203 Island Ford Road, just off Taylorsville Hwy.

“This type of training is invaluable to the continued mission of the Fire Department in maintaining proficiency in the mitigation of structure fires. This type of training is essential to ensuring that new and veteran firefighters are prepared to accomplish this mission. An acquired structure burn is a unique opportunity for firefighters to learn new skills, as well as, to hone previously acquired abilities. This is practical training aimed at helping Statesville firefighters stay safe while more effectively protecting lives and property.” said Assistant Chief Kyle Bell.

Residents and visitors can expect heavy smoke in parts of the area. There may be some traffic congestion due to partially blocked streets at times, as well as elevated noise levels from the fire equipment on scene. There will also be bright lights from the apparatus and other vehicles. This temporary inconvenience is necessary to obtain this level of fire training. Every effort will be made to minimize inconveniences, and citizens are asked to please avoid the area if possible during the exercise.