County fire departments train in donated house


Ryan Hermens

Firefighters and first responders from throughout Cheyenne County conducted training in a donated house on Saturday. Sidney Volunteer Fire Department Chief Keith Stone, right, said the opportunity provided an invaluable instruction opportunity.

Cheyenne County first responders were able to train in a live fire scenario last weekend.

A house along U.S. Hwy. 385, south of Gurley, was donated by Adams Industries for crews to conduct training in.

Firefighters from departments in Sidney, Potter, Gurley and Dalton, along with Region 21 Emergency Management personnel and a medic and ambulance from Emergency Response Care in Sidney, were on site for most of the day Saturday.

Keith Stone, Sidney Volunteer Fire Department chief, said teams confronted multiple fire scenarios in the structure's rooms during the morning.

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