10/16/14 – 6:58 A.M.
The Carey Volunteer Fire Department will upgrade its training capabilities soon. The Courier reports the department is trying to raise money to build a two-story training tower. The new facility would include a “burn room” for firefighters to practice working in smoky conditions.
Fire Chief Chad Snyder says it’s getting harder to find places to train. Snyder says that it’s expensive to practice with abandoned buildings because asbestos and lead paint have to be removed first.
A training tower from Sun Prarie, Wisconsin will cost the department $110,000. A fundraiser to help pay for the building will be held October 25, when the department hosts an Italian dinner at Our Lady of Consolation Shrine Cafeteria. Tickets are $25 each.
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