Fire companies to hold live-fire drill on Saturday 3/19

Date Published: 
March 18, 2016

The Roxana Volunteer Fire Company announced that they are hosting a live-fire drill on Saturday, March 19, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the now-vacant Twin Cedars Apartments, located at 36112 Zion Church Road near Frankford.

This drill has been in the making for at least 5 years and has taken countless hours of coordination between the departments, owner and government agencies.
The drill, which will include firefighters from Roxana (Station 90),Selbyville (88), Frankford (76), Dagsboro (73), Millville (84), Bethany Beach (70), Lewes (82), Bishopville (900) and Ocean City (700), will involve live-fire exercises throughout the building and will culminate in the three-story apartment building being burned to the ground on Sunday afternoon.
Roxana Fire Chief Christopher Uibel said that “live-fire exercises in the field are rare but are extremely valuable in helping fire fighters experience ‘real world’ fire-fighting conditions which they cannot obtain at fire school”.