Training exercise

Jefferson City Fire Department Chief Lee Turner (in yellow) watches crewmembers use water to mitigate heat exposure to an adjacent structure during a training exercise in May. The JCFD used an old home donated by Carson-Newman University to stage a series of controlled burns for the educational activity. Turner says the 12,000 manhours of training his department invests in annually is central to developing skilled firefighters. – MARK BROWN | THE STANDARD BANNER

Fire needs three things to be fire – heat, oxygen and fuel.

Jefferson City Fire Department Chief Lee Turner said the elements of the fire triangle are equally important.

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