Area firefighters train for certification
Rockland — Firefighters from Camden, Rockland, St, George, and Thomaston fire departments participated in a live fire training section held June 1 at the Rockland transfer station on 400 Limerock St.
The event, provided by the Knox County Fire Training Academy, included training on structure fires, vehicle fires, and propane gas fires. They were just some of the 240 different skills participants need to gain Firefighter 1 and 2 Program certification from the Maine Fire Service Institute. Ten firefighters seeking certification will take their skills examination June 8 in Hollis.Other fire departments, such as Rockland, offered instruction and support.
Firefighters seeking certification have been taking a class since January, which has included both classroom time and live fire training.