Firefighters train at Cherry Capital Airport
Wed, 03 Sep 2014 20:12:05 GMT —
The Traverse City Fire Department was practicing putting out fires on Wednesday afternoon at the Cherry Capital Airport.
This was the fire departments' annual fire and rescue training were crews were emerged into mock scenarios of an airplane crash.
A mobile training aircraft was filled with smoke and the rescue team had to work on saving victims inside.
Liquid propane was also lit on fire several times so the crew could practice putting it out quickly. The Fire Chief said this prepares them for real life scenarios with passengers.
"If something bad happens you might be disoriented so we have to prepare for the worst case scenario," said Fire Chief of Traverse City Fire Department, Jim Tuller. "We train for that and hopefully it never happens but if it does, we're going to be as ready as we can be."
The fire truck used by Cherry Capital Airport that holds 3,000 gallons of water as opposed to an everyday truck that uses a little more than 500 gallons.
The fire truck used by Cherry Capital Airport also holds more than 400 gallons of foam.