Fire training today at Peterson could distract drivers

Published: February 6, 2014, 1:10 pm, by Tom Roeder

21st space wingFirefighters at Peterson Air Force base will be honing their skill by battling a training blaze at the west end of the base Thursday afternoon.

The exercise is planned from 1-4 p.m., the base said in a news release. Peterson is home to a training facility that can simulate aircraft and building fires.

Here’s a news release from the base’s 21st Space Wing:

“The Peterson Air Force Base fire department will conduct live fire training exercises today, Feb. 6, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the base fire training center located on the west side of the installation near Airport Road and Powers Boulevard.

This routine training is conducted periodically to ensure base emergency responders are prepared to handle a wide variety of emergencies on the installation and the airport. As part of a cooperative agreement, Peterson firefighters are the primary response agency for handling all aircraft and civilian airport emergencies. Those traveling the Powers corridor and living adjacent to the airport should not be alarmed if they see smoke or fire from this area. The base fire training center has significant safety controls in place to ensure the training environment remains safe, yet provides the maximum educational environment for the firefighting teams.”