March 31, 2014 [Lisa DeJong, The Plain Dealer]
Fire cadets trained at an abandoned house Monday as part of their studies at the Cuyahoga Community College Fire Training Academy. The 29 cadets are going through a series of live fire training sessions at the house, which is owned by the Cuyahoga Land Bank, and is slated for demolition. There will be three days of live fire training, and then the cadets will then be ready to apply for certification. They took a 10-week class for 260 hours of course work. Started in 1971, the Fire Training Academy is located at Tri-C’s Western Campus in Parma. The controlled fires are started with Class A combustibles, in this case, wood pallets and straw. See a Lisa DeJong photo gallery from the training session.