An apartment building slated for demolition will be used as a live fire training site for Normal Fire Department will result in a periodic closure of University Street in Normal September 4th from 1 to 7pm and September 5 and 6th from 9am to 5pm each day. Located at 702 W. Virginia Avenue in Normal at the corner of Virginia and University, the property is owned by Advocate Bromenn Regional Medical Center. During the training time, University will be CLOSED to through traffic. Firefighters will utilize the site to train on search and rescue techniques, hose advancement and fire extinguishment, thermal imaging camera use, ventilation techniques and self rescue/firefighter rescue scenarios. While the fire will be contained within a single room or adjoining rooms, citizens may see and smell smoke in the area during the training.
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