Manhattan Fire Department Prepares for Training

Photo by Bria Dansby

Photo by Bria Dansby


The Manhattan Fire Department is conducting fire scenarios at the properties of 901 N 3rd street, 308 Vattier street and 312 Vattier Street, starting Monday and going through Wednesday. This exercise will give the department the ability to train in an actual structure in the community to aid them in being proficient in a variety of disciplines associated with firefighting.

Some of the scenarios include-fire attack, search, ventilation, HVAC handling, and MAYDAY operations.  There will be no live fire training conducted in the structures, and citzens can expect to see theatrical smoke produced by smoke machines set up within the buildings.

The department was give the opportunity to use these structures prior to them being demolished for construction of the new Kentucky Fried Chicken.