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Live burn lights up Grand Canyon interagency fire training

Firefighters practice VEIS training (Vent, Enter, Isolate, Search) in a housing unit at Grand Canyon National Park in February during interagency training. (Photo/Grand Canyon National Park Emergency Services & Law Enforcement)

Firefighters practice VEIS training (Vent, Enter, Isolate, Search) in a housing unit at Grand Canyon National Park in February during interagency training. (Photo/Grand Canyon National Park Emergency Services & Law Enforcement)

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — Last week, 10 structural firefighters from Grand Canyon National Park, Xanterra Fire and Security and Tusayan Fire Department participated in a three day live fire training exercise as part of their bi-annual certification.

The exercise included live fire simulators — a car fire simulator and a structural fire simulator, also known as a burn box. Additionally firefighters practiced vent, enter, isolate, search (VEIS) training within a housing unit.

Grand Canyon’s structural fire program is responsible for direct fire suppression incidents in the Park including building and vehicle fires in addition to keeping more than 6.5 million visitors safe every year.

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