GOT A REAL WORLD EXPERIENCE AT JOE K’S BREWERY, WHICH IS SET DBEEMOLISHED. >> WE WILL BE DOING SOME FIREFIGHTER REMOVAL DRILLS. IT’S ALL HANDS ON LIVE TRAINING ON THE ACTUAL BUILDING AS OPPOSED TO A TRAINING CENTER. >> AND IT’S PRICELESS SAYS CAPTAIN BENNY WOOLFORD. >> THEY CAN USE THE ACTUAL BUILDING THEY COULD MANAGE. >> PART OF THE TRAINING INCLUDE SEARCH SIMULATION AND FIREFIGHTERS ARE IN SMOKY AREAS LIKE BUILDINGS HOUSES – LIKE BUILDINGS, HOUSES WHERE THEY CAN HALFLY SEE WHAT IS IN FRONT OF THEIR FACE. >> THERE IS NO FURNITURE HERE ON THE TOP THERE IS NOTHING HERE TO GET IN YOUR WAY. THIS IS ONE OF THE MAJOR THINGS THAT HOLD US BACK. >> JOHN HAS BEEN A FIREFIGHTER SINCE THE AGE OF 14. IT INCLUDES FIRE FIGHTING TINS ​​AND TOOLS >>. AFTER EXTINGUISHING THE FIRE, THE FIRE CAN GROW INTO THE WALLS AND CEILING. THIS IS WHAT IS USED TO OPEN THE CEILING AND THE WHOLE. W >> IT’S JUST JOHN INSIDE RIGHT NOW BUT ON LIVE CALL — >> ANYWHERE FROM NINE TO 15 GUYS. >> IN A BUILDING THIS SIZE. IF THIS WAS AN ACTLUA FIRE, THERE WOULD BE 40 TO 50 FIREFIGHTERS IN ADDITION TO JOHN. NOT 100% REAL

Firefighters participate in a training exercise in Dauphin County

Buildings slated for demolition can become perfect training grounds for firefighters during training exercises. Such is the case in Dauphin County, where fire companies Progress and Paxtonia are gaining crucial hands-on experience in the closed “Joe K’s Brewhouse.” As Amber Gerard of News 8 reports, it sometimes takes years before firefighters can be offered this type of training. You can watch his full, detailed story above.

Buildings slated for demolition can become perfect training grounds for firefighters during training exercises.

Such is the case in Dauphin County, where fire companies Progress and Paxtonia are gaining crucial hands-on experience in the closed “Joe K’s Brewhouse.”

As Amber Gerard of News 8 reports, it sometimes takes years before firefighters can be offered this type of training.

You can watch his full, detailed story above.