February 27, 2009


Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue crews took part in shipboard fire training on deck of the training vessel “Gray Manatee” in Port Everglades on Thursday. Firefighters tested their skills in realistic scenarios including engine room fires, ship-board fuel fires and simulated helicopter fires, as pictured in the photo. Shipboard fires are one of the most difficult and dangerous types of fires to fight. “It’s like fighting a fire in a high-rise oven,” said Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue spokesman Mike Jachles who added, “This is as close as you can get to the real thing, while maintaining safety in a controlled environment.” More than a dozen Broward Sheriff Firefighters took the hands-on class.

Photo by Mike Jachles/Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue

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