San Juan Island Fire and Rescue is conducting a live fire training in the wooded area east of the district’s main station, 1011 Mullis Street in Friday Harbor, Sunday, April 14.
The live fire training is scheduled between noon and 5 p.m. During that time, residents will see smoke in the area around Mullis Street and Friday Harbor Airport.
Fire Chief Norvin Collins said, “This will be a controlled, supervised live fire training with both weather and smoke conditions continuously monitored. We especially want to say thank you to our neighbors and our community for your cooperation, patience and always for your support.”
Assistant Fire Chief Noel Monin added, “Live fire training is a required element of wildland firefighter training and certification. This is the final portion of the San Juan Island Fire and Rescue Recruit Academy. Pending successful completion of the wildland firefighting training, your fire district will be adding eight new volunteer firefighters to our roster for duty beginning May 1, 2019.”