Cherokee County Fire
& Emergency Services

Fire Recruits Participate in Structural Fire Control Class

July 15, 2021

Cherokee County Fire Recruit Class 2021-01 were not only braving the outdoor heat, as they participated in the Georgia Fire Academy’s “Structural Fire Control” Class this week.

This course (2 day-16 hour) is designed to give firefighters the basic knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to control and extinguish structural fires. Students participated in firefighting drills at all stages of fire progress and learned to recognize the various fire conditions and dangers associated with interior structural firefighting. Practical drills included a live fire demonstration of fire behavior, single room drills, and multiple room drills. The course is based upon performance objectives and students must complete all objectives to receive credit for the course.

“We are fortunate here in Cherokee County to have a large group of very talented State Instructors who assist our Training Division in delivering this class”, stated Fire Training Officer Lt. Robbie Kennedy, “For this particular class, we also had attendees and Instructors from Pickens County Fire and Alpharetta Fire,” added Kennedy.

The class was held at the Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services Training Center.

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Fire recruits get prepared to entire the burn building.
Fire recruits get prepared to entire the burn building. (click image for slideshow)
Fire recruits prepare to enter the live burn building.
Fire recruits prepare to enter the live burn building.
Recruits are given instructions prior to entering.
Recruits are given instructions prior to entering.
Firefighters have to be conditioned to handle the heat even during summer months.
Firefighters have to be conditioned to handle the heat even during summer months.
Firefighters attack the fire on the second floor before entering.
Firefighters attack the fire on the second floor before entering.