By Caleb Hutton
A Herald reader snapped a couple photos of Whatcom County firefighters doing a practice run of a house fire this weekend off of Goodwin Road.
Photos courtesy of M. Sue Sefton.
Update at 3:35 p.m. Robert Spinner, assistant chief of the Lynden Fire Department, gives the following details.
On Saturday February 23, 2013, the City of Lynden Fire Department, in conjunction with North Whatcom Fire and Rescue, conducted a Live Fire Training Exercise at 6794 Goodwin Rd. in Everson. This training was conducted to teach Firefighters Fire Behavior, Hose handling and Ventilation techniques. Whatcom County Fire District 1 Fire Chief Mel Blankers, working with the owners of this property were gracious enough to donate this acquired structure to us, for this realistic training event.
A total of 20 personnel from The City of Lynden Fire Department and North Whatcom Fire and Rescue participated in this training event, utilizing Two Engines and two Water Tenders.
The training was conducted at 6794 Goodwin Road. Spinner provided the following photos. They were taken by Tammy Spinner.