NORFOLK -- The Norfolk Fire Department is holding training this week to make sure its volunteers and staff are ready for fire season.
This morning, video footage and discussion led by Assistant Fire Chief Tim Wragge focused on how fire spreads, at what heat it becomes unwithstandable for their equipment, and the importance of keeping doors closed.
In examples of other house fires, Wragge showed how less disastrous fires may have been had doors been closed. Or, in one case, someone left plastic on a stove in an Iowa fire that ended up with three children and three firefighters lost.
Wragge asks everyone to check their smoke detectors monthly, too.