Collinsville, Oklahoma
May 30-31, 2009
Firefighter Live Training

Collinsvillle House Donated To Help Train Fire Fighters From Several Communities
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Multiple groups of firemen from different communities entered the burning home many times over two days repeatedly searching for "victims", extinguishing the flames, and venting combustable smoke thru holes cut in the roof by other members of the team.
The home owner (Steve Seidenberger of the Eastside Veterinary Hospital) visited the fire fighter's temporary classroom Saturday (below) while the firefighter were still receiving verbal training before the first of many training fires were set and extinguished. The building was finally allowed to burn completely late Sunday afternoon (above).
The LifeFlight helicopter even make an appearance at the multi-agency training at Collinsville Saturday.
Before the initial training fires were set each training group was taken through the many rooms of the house explaing different search techniques and equipment.
Smoke from the final fire was visible from downtown Sunday afternoon.
A horse in a pen at the adjacent veterinary hospital didn't seem bothered by all the flames and commotion Sunday.