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Public Information Office

 

For Immediate Release:

 

 February 8, 2006

MEDIA ADVISORY-

Photo Opportunity – Good for Live Feeds

         Goodyear/Avondale Fire Departments Use

         New Joint Burn Tower for Recruit Training

                       

 

WHO:             As part of the first Goodyear Fire Academy, the 10 members of this inaugural fire academy will be trained in the newly completed Goodyear/Avondale Burn Tower.

 

WHAT:           The newly completed Goodyear/Avondale Burn Tower will be used for the first time to train firefighter recruits. The Burn Tower is a 3-story tan with yellow trim “prop” building that has many different types of rooms

                        inside and different roof types that allow firefighters maxim opportunity for a variety of actual burning building experiences.

                                                                       

WHERE:        BURN TOWER

                        4th St. and Lower Buckeye in Avondale

 

Take I-10 west to Dysart Rd exit; go south across the railroad tracks to MC 85.  Make a right on MC-85; make a left on 4th St. and go across Lower Buckeye Rd. Gate is just east of intersection on south side of road.

 

Call Goodyear Battalion Chief Bill Bishop at 623-693-0190 if you have a problem finding it.

 

WHEN:           Thursday, February 9th between 3 and 10 pm

 

                        (If Feb. 9th is declared a “No-Burn” day in the Valley, the event                           will be postponed)

 

 

                        This will be a good visual of the burning tower and how the recruits                   work it as a live for the 5 or 6 pm newscasts.  If someone wants to do                      a live for the 10 pm newscast, we will accommodate.

 

WHY:              First usage of new Burn Tower which is partnership of the                                     Goodyear and Avondale Fire Departments.  Goodyear built the                building and Avondale provided the site and built the                                                 infrastructure. Recruits are also members of first-ever Goodyear                        Fire Academy.  Due to lack of space in other Valley fire academies,                Goodyear designed its own curriculum and trained 9 Goodyear                     and 1 Avondale firefighter who will graduate later this month.

 

 

 

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