Want to learn how to put out a fire? Local veterans’ donation helps

A veterans group is helping to teach fire safety.

The VFW Post 3438 has donated a fire extinguisher training system valued at about $8,000 to the West Carrollton Fire Department.

The new BullEx “intelligent training system” includes a refillable water and air based fire extinguisher system, as well as a propane-based, computer-controlled flame simulator that lets residents and businesses practice proper technique for putting out small fires, according to the city.

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“We’ve tried, but not been successful, in securing a grant to purchase the system in the past, so we are very grateful that the VFW offered to donate the funds,” according to West Carrollton Fire Chief Chris Barnett.

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VFW Post Commander Joe Ketring said the donation is part of the organization’s efforts to help veterans and the community. It recently donated to the Dayton VA Hospital and West Carrollton Food Bank.

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