Controlled Building Fires Planned at Fallbrook Golf Course for North County Fire Training | NBC 7 San Diego

Controlled Building Fires Planned at Fallbrook Golf Course for North County Fire Training

North County Fire will burn two buildings to the ground in Fallbrook for training exercises.

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    Don't be alarmed if you see plumes of smoke billowing from the Fallbrook Golf Course from late March to early April.

    The North County Fire District will be conducting live fire training exercises in the form of controlled building fires, at the now closed golf course, according to officials. There will be morning and afternoon training sessions daily, starting on March 26 through April 4.

    Firefighters will burn two buildings for the training exercises, according to North County Fire officials. Both structures are part of the former Clubhouse of the Fallbrook Golf Course. On March 27 and March 31, each building will be burnt to the ground.

    The golf course is located in the 2700 block of Gird Road in Fallbrook. North County Fire has offered this training to other North Zone agencies for their bi-monthly training exercise.

    That will include agencies from Vista, Oceanside, San Marcos, Carlsbad, Escondido, Encinitas, Pala and Camp Pendleton, along with Valley Center Fire and Rincon Fire, said North County Fire officials.

    They will train 10 engine companies and two Truck Companies each day, according to North County Fire. The training will focus on Flow Path, Thermal Imaging and the use of drones at the scene of fires.

    Firefighters will enhance their skills in combating structure fires at this Fire Control Class. It will serve as an educational tool for both recently hired firefighters and seasoned veterans.

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