Bainbridge Public Safety wants to burn your 'bad' building

Bainbridge Public Safety wants to burn your 'bad' building
Posted at 11:25 AM, Aug 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-10 07:41:54-04

BAINBRIDGE, Ga. (WTXL) - Bainbridge Public Safety wants a few "bad" buildings for fighters to use for training.

The agency wants abandoned, dilapidated or vacant buildings, or ones that may be considered for demolition.

Firefighters want to practice their arson investigation techniques and breaching walls to enter and leave buildings. They want to cut holes in roofs for ventilation, knock out windows for fire suppression, and practice putting out fires.

"All vacant structures will be considered," the agency said on Facebook, but it prefers buildings that are single-family residences, multi-family residences and one- or two-story apartment buildings.

The agency's use of such buildings has benefits for the owners. Up to 95 percent of the house will be consumed at the end of training, leaving only nails, plumbing, tin and metals to be cleaned up.

Got a building to offer? Contact Fire Chief Doyle Welch at (229)248-2038 EXT. 313, or email him at

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