Hantsport barn burning a successful training opportunity

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Published on May 26, 2015

Lt. Joel Neily heads towards a group of firefighters that were practicing various firefighting techniques at a controlled blaze earlier this month. The Hantsport Fire Department conducted the morning training scenario after a family on Ben Jackson Road offered them the use of their barn.

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Josh McAndrew and junior firefighter James Corkum chat outside a barn while the Hantsport Fire Department prepared to light it on fire for a controlled burn.

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Firefighter Kyle Benedict leaves the barn after checking it over before the controlled burn began.

 

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Hantsport captains Mike Sanford and Scott Walsh and Wolfville Lt. Matt Sponagle examine the fire they lit as part of a controlled training opportunity.

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A Hantsport firefighter helps adjust junior firefighter James Corkum's face mask before they attacked a barn blaze.

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The Hantsport Fire Department took a controlled barn burning and turned it into a training opportunity earlier this month.

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The Hantsport Fire Department took a controlled barn burning and turned it into a training opportunity earlier this month. Pictured here is Capt. Mike Sanford providing pointers to some of the department's younger firefighters.

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Flames finally find an escape through the top of the building.

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It didn't take long for a small fire to overtake a large barn during a controlled burn.

 

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Hantsport firefighters Josh McAndrew and Ben Sanford hose down a neighbouring structure as the fire department conducted a controlled burn.

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Hantsport firefighters hose down a neighbouring structure as the fire department conducted a controlled burn. Pictured in the front holding the hose is Josh McAndrew.

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Lt. Joel Neily chats with Windsor Lt. Chad Williamson during a controlled burn. Windsor firefighters provided mutual aid in the event their assistance was required.

 

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Capt. Scott Walsh repositions a blitz nozzle, which is one of several firefighting tools used to protect fire from spreading to nearby structures.

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A family looking to demolish their barn offered it up to the Hantsport Fire Department to use as a training tool earlier this month.

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Hantsport firefighters Josh McAndrew and Ben Sanford attack the fire during a controlled burn.

 

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Firefighters got a chance to battle a barn fire and see how quickly the fire spreads during a controlled burn on the Ben Jackson Road.

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Deputy Fire Chief Paul Maynard radios in while checking in on the controlled barn burn.

 

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Hantsport firefighters had a chance to tackle a raging fire earlier this month as part of a training exercise.

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Wolfville firefighters Anthony Muise and Dwayne McLaughlin hit the fire with a strong, steady stream of water.

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Firefighters checked out a fire funnel, also known as a fire whirl, fire devil, and firenado, that formed at the top of the burning barn. A fire whirl, which is more commonly seen at wildfires, can reach up to 1,090 C.

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Wolfville firefighters Dwayne McLaughlin and Anthony Muise use a pike pole to knock down a weakened portion of the structure.

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Wolfville firefighter Dwayne McLaughlin examines the exterior of the burning barn to see what areas need to be pulled down.

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Wolfville firefighter Dwayne McLaughlin uses a pike pole to latch on to a weakened wall and pull it safely to the ground.

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Capt. Scott Walsh calls out to one of the firefighters waiting on the sidelines.

 

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It didn't take long for the barn to be reduced to rubble.

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Lt. Joel Neily and Capt. Mike Sanford check out the remains of a burning barn, poking the structure to make sure it stayed within the confines of the burn.

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Wolfville firefighter Dwayne McLaughlin walks by the remains of the barn after the Hantsport Fire Department conducted a controlled burn.

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Hantsport's Deputy Fire Chief Paul Maynard and Lt. Joel Neily visit with Greenwich firefighter Shane Kaizer at the conclusion of a live fire training function. Windsor and Wolfville fire departments also took part in the controlled burn on the Ben Jackson Road earlier this month.

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Lt. Chad Williamson, of the Windsor Fire Department, speaks with a fellow firefighter as the controlled barn burn wrapped up. Windsor was on scene to provide mutual aid assistance if required.

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Robert Mancini doses remaining hot spots.

 

The Hantsport Fire Department conducted a live fire training session after a family on Ben Jackson Road offered up their barn. The firefighters practiced various techniques at the controlled blaze earlier this month. To learn more, visit: http://bit.ly/1PL6AGX. (Carole Morris-Underhill photos)

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