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NTC students learn from Weston fire

2:14 PM, Mar. 20, 2013
A Northcentral Technical College fire science student descends the stairs March 16 after completing a live fire exercise in an abandoned house on Ross Avenue in Weston.
A Northcentral Technical College fire science student descends the stairs March 16 after completing a live fire exercise in an abandoned house on Ross Avenue in Weston.
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A house in Weston burned to the ground March 16 in front of a group of firefighters - only this time, they meant for that to happen.

Fire science students and instructors from Northcentral Technical College and firefighters from several local fire departments gathered at a house on 5000 block of Ross Avenue in Weston to implement a controlled burn as practice for 32 NTC students.

The event was the first live fire exercise for Jackie Wagner, 31, a fire science student at NTC. She said the experience went more quickly and more smoothly than she was expecting. ...

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