Santa Maria Firefighters face real flames in training exercise

Posted at 7:03 PM, Apr 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-27 22:03:03-04

Santa Maria firefighters in training got a whiff of reality by participating in a live-fire simulation Friday afternoon. 

The Santa Maria Fire Department says its recruits are in their fourth week of a 10-week training. 

They released video and pictures of the conditions firefighters face during the training, which is meant to simulate what they could face around the city in the future. 

Live-fire training helps firefighters learn about the fire’s behavior and basic firefighting tactics.