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The Geneva Fire Department announced the live training has been postponed.
The Geneva Fire Department will be participating in live fire training from Friday to Sunday, June 10-12 at 64 Peck Road on the City’s west side.The home and property were purchased by the City, and the wood frame, single-family house has been made available for this valuable training opportunity. The exercises will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The site is currently being prepared and rendered safe for live fire training. During the three-day period, the Fire Department will conduct 15 to 20 training fire evolutions to hone their interior and exterior firefighting skills. These skills include interior attack, vertical and horizontal ventilation, civilian and firefighter rescue as well as command level exercises.Live training exercises, such as this, are extraordinarily important for Geneva firefighters to develop and maintain their skill sets.Residents near the training site can expect minimal disruption to their normal activities. For the majority of the training period, all fire vehicles and equipment will be located on the site, and minimal smoke will be generated.On June 12, the home will be used to practice defensive firefighting techniques that will result in the residence being burned down to the ground within two hours in the mid to late afternoon. The burn down will generate smoke and flames proportionate to a structure fire.The Fire Department will notify surrounding property owners of the live training the week of June 6. For more information about the training, call Geneva Fire Chief Mike Antenore at 630-232-2530.