Stevens point firefighters help community understand fires

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (WAOW) — Central Wisconsin firefighters set fires and put them out, to teach fire dynamics to insurance claim adjusters, on Wednesday.

Fire experts spent part of the day in a Mid-State Technical College classroom before heading outside to spark some flames.

Investigators walked claim adjusters through the process, to make investigations more thorough after fire tragedies.

“It’s huge to have everyone come out to see how we do our jobs to help them do their jobs and everyone to work together all to do the same thing, to try and figure out what causes fires,” Scott Tebo, Fire Investigator with EGI Global said.

The lesson, happened on Fire Prevention Week.

“It happened to work out that it was fire prevention month, so we’ve got a lot of stuff going on today or this week and this just adds right to that and the importance of fire safety and fire prevention and what we do in the fire service,” Assistant Chief of the Stevens Point Fire Department, Jb Moody said.

Firefighters said it’s important to capitalize on educational opportunities to prevent peoples homes from catching on fire. And, they’re always learning how to keep people safer, now, encouraging people caught in a fire, to shut their doors.

“It’s causing that path flow to stop getting into that door way,” Moody said.

Moody said they do their best to educate the public on fire prevention as much as possible.

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