Tulsa Fire Cadets Face Live Fire Training

Friday, September 21st 2018, 10:14 pm

By: Justin Shrair

Tulsa Fire cadets are less than two months from graduation. On Friday they took part in a live fire training exercise and for the first time, their families were on hand to watch.

LPG or liquid petroleum gas training is an important piece of training that they have spent hours and hours preparing in order to keep Tulsans safe.

Lauren Holt says her husband Tristan has always dreamed of being a firefighter and now he's less than two months away from achieving his dream job.

"I'm very proud of him I'm proud," said Lauren.

On Friday Tristan Holt and other cadets continued to learn how to work together in dangerous situations.

"The cadets are learning how to properly apply foam, how to protect each other in these dangerous situations and their families are able to come and watch this," said TFD’s Andy Little.

It’s also a special night for their families who are watching in person for the first time.

"All these people are here shows how many people care about this and it's awesome," said Lauren.

With fire shooting about 20 feet in the air, this training exercise focused on liquefied petroleum gas.

"The cadets will approach it in teams protect each other and shut the prop off and back away," said Little.

A vibrant sight for families and loved ones.

"I like seeing him in front of the hose and seeing him put out a fire," said Lauren.

Friday’s training is just a small piece of their 5-month intensive training. Soon these cadets will step out into the real world using the tools they’ve learned to help their teammates and Tulsans stay safe.

"It seems like it was just yesterday that I was doing this, and time will go by so fast and they need to enjoy and learn as much as they can," said Little.

Tulsa Fire Department will hold their graduation on November 1st.


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