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WATCH: Falls Fire Department Lights Fuse on Real-World Training

Monday's live burn at 3655 Wyoga Lake Rd. was the culmination of a week-long training exercise to offer area firefighters the real scenarios they'll encounter on the job.

The Cuyahoga Falls Fire Department typically receives calls to put out fires, not to light them. 

However, the latter scenario played itself out when the owners of 3655 Wyoga Lake Rd. asked the department to burn their residence down. 

Falls Fire Chief Paul Moledor jumped at the opportunity. On Sept. 10, after almost a year of preparation, the department began a series of training exercises at the home in order to offer real-world training to scores of area firefighters. 

Departments from Bath, Garfield Heights, Mogadore and Stow were just some that joined Falls firefighters in the array of training exercises that included attacking and extinguishing fires and search and rescue.

Refer to the video above for the full story. 

Kristin September 19, 2012 at 02:08 PM
that explains the smoke i saw yesterday. i was concerned.
Kathy Moffet September 19, 2012 at 09:20 PM
Thanks to Travis and his crew for making this practice burn a reality. Exercises such as these are crucial for the"professional development" of our safety forces. I hope the mayor and fire chief will provide many more opportunities such as this for their staff. As a member of the community, I am appreciative of the training opportunities afforded to keep the skills of the members of our firemen and policemen top notch!
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