MTM / WHRRI / Det-SCCA FIRE SCHOOL
Waterford Hills Road Racing
Detroit Region of
hosted a special Fire Suppression Training School specifically for motorsports
Developed by the Michigan Institute for Public Safety Education at Wayne County Community College, this is thought to be the first program of its kind offered by a professional fire academy.
A group of 30 students learned about the characteristics of fire, suppression methods and personal safety from a professional instructor in the classroom.
They were then given the opportunity to practice what they have learned on the Institute’s state of the art car fire simulator using equipment identical to that supplied by the area sanctioning bodies and racetracks while, again being coached by Sgt. Liam Carroll of the Allen Park Fire Department who trains many of the area’s professional fire fighters.