Fire at airport just a drill

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) Capital City Fire Rescue had 11 firemen involved in a controlled burn.

    The training is mandated each year by the Federal Aviation Administration.  The crews practice tactics and extinguished simulated aircraft fires using water, foam and dry chemicals.

    Assistant Fire Chief Ed Quinto said airport rescue firefighters operate fire trucks owned by the airport, and they used a propane prop to start a live fire.  "The firemen learn skills, train with saws and conduct search and rescue."

    The goal is to keep people that come into and out of the Juneau International airport remain safe.

    "If anybody saw any large flames at the training center we are doing our practice drills," Quinto added.



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