Western Technical College hosts live burn exercise for firefighters in training

SPARTA (WKBT) – Western Technical College is giving a boost to the first responders of tomorrow.

The school hosted a live burn exercise to give high school students firefighter practice in the field.

All this is a part of WTC’s firefighter training program which gives high school juniors and seniors a unique chance for college credit.

And this activity gives them a chance to test what they know.

“This really brings everything together that we’ve covered in the book– how to, what fire does, how the fire heats, the fire stratification,” said Western Tech adjunct instructor Rick Molzahn. “This really is the frosting on the cake, as far as getting them exposure to a live fire.”

And students say that hands-on practice makes a difference.

The program will continue for another six weeks.