Missouri State Fire Marshall Tim Bean, above, was keynote speaker at the firefighters graduation exercises held in Ava on Saturday, Jan. 19. The Douglas County group is the first training class to participate in the pilot program which not only includes hands-on training scenarios, but online instruction as well. This new format is in contrast to the standard classroom training environment.
Ava Matriculates First Graduates from Training Course That Includes Online Training for Firefighters
State Fire Marshall Tim Bean, left, is shown above with Shane Anderson, center, who was the lead instructor for the training done in Ava, and right, Dwight Dammonn, City of Ava.
During scenario training, firefighters were able to hone their skills by extinguishing vehicle and building fires.