Bella Vista Fire Department to construct fire training center

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

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Keith Bryant/The Weekly Vista Firefighters prepare to handle a simulated fire scenario at Fire Station 1. Scott Cranford, the division chief responsible for training, said the department is very limited in training because using commercial properties can be disruptive and damage the pavement, acquiring a structure to burn can prove dangerous and firefighters can't perform all their skills at the fire station without risking damage to the building. The proposed training facility will fix that, he said.
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Keith Bryant/The Weekly Vista Firefighters prepare to handle a simulated fire scenario at Fire Station 1. Scott Cranford, the division chief responsible for training, said the department is very limited in training because using commercial properties can be disruptive and damage the pavement, acquiring a structure to burn can prove dangerous and firefighters can't perform all their skills at the fire station without risking damage to the building. The proposed training facility will fix that, he said.

The Bella Vista Fire Department has taken its first step toward establishing a training facility. The City Council on Monday, Aug. 27, unanimously approved a resolution to enter into a lease agreement with the Bella Vista Property Owners Association for a piece of property to be used to construct a training facility.


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