Seashore, Truro FD to conduct training exercise May 21

Government-owned abandoned property will be burned down

The National Park Service and the Truro Fire Department will conduct a joint training burn in Truro on Saturday, May 21. In a release, Cape Cod National Seashore Superintendent George Price said this is the first time such a training has taken place in the Cape Cod National Seashore in more than twenty years.

The structure fire training program will be conducted at a government-owned abandoned property on Kimberly Lane. The home is approximately 1,800 feet southeast of Coast Guard Beach in Truro, according to the release.

Cooperating mutual aid departments and agencies will also participate in the training. If weather permits, the training and burn will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The burn will require water to be shuttled to the Kimberly Lane property via National Park Service and Truro Fire Department engines and port-a-tanks. 

The National Park Service has conducted joint fire training services in Eastham and Chatham in 1982, 1989, 2005 and 2007, according to the release.


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