What Caused That Fire? - Central County Fire & Rescue

What Caused That Fire?

The room was full of black soot and charred furniture, now it’s up to the fire investigators to figure out what happened. How do they know? They learn at training programs like the one recently hosted by CCFR. More than 100 firefighters from around the state visited the CCFR training facility to learn more about fire investigation.

The firefighters spent a week honing their investigation skills with a variety of training activities including live fire training. The stage was set with four rooms that were arranged with furniture and home fixtures then set on fire.  It was up to the investigators to trace the source of the fire and solve the mystery. In addition to the visiting firefighters, 12 CCFR firefighters participated in the training.

“Live training is the best way for our team to learn the skills to provide the best level of service to our community,” explains CCFR Chief Russ Mason.

The training was sponsored by the Professional Fire & Fraud Investigators Association of Missouri.