On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, from 9 a.m. to noon, Hays firefighters will be practicing the procedures to attack a large fire. This training will be conducted at Aubel-Bickle Park on Sherman Avenue between 27th Street Terrace and 29th Street. Traffic will be restricted in the area. The public is invited to observe.
This training tests the ability of the five on-duty firefighters to quickly place large fire streams at work to control a building fire or keep such a fire from spreading to other buildings.
The Hays Fire Department policy is to conserve water as practical while maintaining the capabilities to respond to emergencies. By conducting this training in the park, the water also is being used to help maintain the grass and other landscaping.