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RCC Students Undergo Live Fire Training

Firefighter trainingWHITE CITY, Ore. — Fire Science students at Rogue Community College are testing out their fire skills just in time for final exams and fire season.

On Wednesday at Jackson County Fire District Three, nearly a dozen Fire Science students got to suit up and practice putting out house fires, vehicle fires, and other common interior fires.

The students got to experience being in a zero visibility environment, all the while pulling hose and dousing hot spots.

Live fire training takes places at the end of every fire training course at RCC.  Instructors and students alike said the hardest part of the course is team work.

The people that are inside the building have to coordinate with people outside of the building, you have ventilation crews, you have interior attack, you have rescue teams, and you all have to understand what is going on at the same time,” said Chris Peterson, a Fire Science student at RCC undergoing the training.

The training is part of an 11 week course offered by RCC.