On Tuesday the Fresno Fire Department teamed up with Fresno Unified for a special training opportunity. The district is in the process of demolishing the old Carver Academy. So the fire department is using the vacant building for a variety exercises including ventilation training and forced entry. All exercises are being done with no actual smoke or fire.
Fresno Fire Captain Todd Tuggle said, "Very important to safety, in the budget times that we have with reduced rigs and reduced staffing its all the more important we get out here and do this."
Carver Academy is being demolished to make room for the new Rutherford B. Gaston Sr. Middle School which will open in 2014.