See larger Marco Island firefighters practiced entering a simulated burning home through the roof in a recent training exercise at a teardown house on Grapewood Drive. This often necessary method of entry is generally regarded as the ‘firefighter killer,’ and though it wasn’t the real thing, this particular team treated it just as if it was a potential disaster.

Photo by QUENTIN ROUX, Eagle staff

Marco Island firefighters practiced entering a simulated burning home through the roof in a recent training exercise at a teardown house on Grapewood Drive. This often necessary method of entry is generally regarded as the ‘firefighter killer,’ and though it wasn’t the real thing, this particular team treated it just as if it was a potential disaster.

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