March 21, 2013 | Vol. 116 -- No. 48

Medical Lake burn provides valuable training

Firefighters on the West Plains received some in-depth training Saturday, March 16 next to St. John’s Lutheran Church in Medical Lake, participating in a house burn on the 200 block of South Hallett Street

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James Eik
Medical Lake firefighters document the flames inside a room at the back of a house used for training purposes, preparing to enter the building.

The church, which owned property next to the main building, donated a vacant house for training purposes. Medical Lake’s Fire Department went through the house, which was in major disrepair, removing any potential hazardous material.

Fire Chief Jason Mayfield said the house was going to be demolished regardless, and using it to help train firefighters would go great distances.

“Th...

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