We got to swing by the live burn training event (systemically burn down a house for fire training) last Saturday. David runs the entire thing, so it's always a little insane in the days/weeks leading up to one. It's always fun to see the fire department in action (although this year, since I had both kids and Mia wasn't very cooperative, we didn't stick around long). One team on the department goes through and starts small burns throughout a house, then sends another team in to put the fire out - until they've used up all of the space within the house and they eventually get out and burn the whole thing down. This year's house was right next to the current station, but it and the station will be replaced with low-income apartments once the department moves into its fancy new station this fall. The public is always invited to come out and watch, and it's a great opportunity to get a close up look at the action!