Hauser Firefighters in the Press

Thank you to the Coeur d’Alene Press and Devin Weeks for attending our training burn on Saturday, April 22 in Hauser Lake, and covering the event for our community. The live fire training was a mutually beneficial event organized by the Idaho Department of Transportation and the Hauser Lake Fire Protection District. The Idaho DOT got a little help clearing the land for their huge road project and the HLFPD Volunteer Fire Department got some valuable training. The HLFPD also appreciated the chance to practice working with mutual aid partners from the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office and Kootenai Fire & Rescue. Everyone received great hands-on structural fire fighting experience. It is worth mentioning that all efforts are made and great pains are taken to conduct live burn training like this in the safest way possible, for the community, environment, and participants.

Please see the article and photos by Devin Weeks of the Coeur d’Alene Press which was published April 23, 2023:

Photo from Coeur d’Alene Press / Devin Weeks, reporter. Caption: Hauser Lake Fire Protection District firefighter Kyle Andrews walks by a burning house Saturday at a training site at Highway 53 and Pleasant View Road.

Live training burns like this take a lot of planning and advanced work; important steps are taken to mitigate hazardous materials and situations, to keep the burn as safe as possible for the community, firefighters and other participants while minimizing the impact on our environment.

This photo was taken by volunteer E. Hron less than one week after the training. There is quite an empty spot now where this home and Allinol used to be. (Allinol is not gone! They are moving down the street.)

For more on this training, please see “Hwy 53 Training Burns (April 2023).”

Guess who else was in the Coeur d’Alene Press recently? Our very own firefighter Katie Hron! Check it out here…

Post published April 27, 2023. Edited 5/5/23.

Author: Hauser Lake FPD

Fire protection district in Hauser, Idaho. Government entity.

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