New tool for College Station firefighters
COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (KBTX) – College Station Firefighters have a new tool to help them train for fires. A local company donated equipment that helps them practice fighting fires in high rises.
On Thursday, the fire department practiced hooking up hoses for a call they don’t receive often; a fire in a high rise building. The equipment is called a standpipe system. Standpipes are found in high-rises and skyscrapers and allow firefighters to transport water up the numerous floors.
“Today the College Station Fire Department got to test out a brand new piece of equipment., it’s a training prop. The department can practice using standpipes which go into high rise buildings,” said Captain Stuart Marrs with the College Station Fire Department. READ MORE