Metro Walls Supports Hollis Fire Department’s Live Fire Training

Hollis Fire Department's live fire training

Hollis, NH – The team at Metro Walls announced they contributed their drywall expertise to enhance the training environment for the Hollis Fire Department’s live fire training that took place recently in Hollis. North Point Construction, a long-standing partner of Metro Walls, donated the materials for the project.

After the Hollis Fire Department obtained a practice facility, there was a need to install ceilings throughout the 2,100sf house, which were previously removed due to an asbestos abatement. The ceilings installed by Metro Walls helped allow for an improved safe and productive training opportunity, and served to contain the fire within each room to facilitate multiple iterations of training scenarios for the crew to extinguish.

“Metro Walls’ gracious donation provided the Hollis Fire Department with a rare opportunity to train on an acquired structure that was set for demolition in our town,” stated Hollis Fire Department Fire Chief Robert Boggis. “The live fire training that this 2-story structure gave us was a realistic simulation to help sharpen our skills and prepare us for when we are called to uncontrolled fires. Fire is one of the most destructive forces on earth. It takes a specially trained and dedicated individual to try and contain it. Structures, like the one Metro Walls prepped for us, allow us to hone a large array of those special skills. This opportunity allowed us to create realistic simulations and enabled us to perform many of the skills needed to give upcoming leaders chances to manage the scene. These types of trainings are invaluable and cannot be simulated in a classroom environment.’

“At Metro Walls, we’re proud to lend a helping hand to our first responders, so teaming up with the Hollis Fire Department on these critical trainings was a no brainer,” said Bryan Hussey, president of Metro Walls. “We have nothing but respect and appreciation for the work they do and the sacrifice they make to keep our communities safe. It’s truly gratifying to know that our small contribution allowed for these rare, realistic, and valuable training scenarios for their firefighters. Collaborations like these are a great reminder that working alongside community partners can make such a positive impact on our surrounding communities, and we are proud to have played a part of this important initiative.”