TOP PHOTO: Passersby could not help but notice the fire engines and smoke at this home on the four lane on Wednesday.

All LFD veteran firefighters and the rookies teamed up during the smoke training on Wednesday morning.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Where there’s smoke, there’s training. It was a training session on dealing with smoke on Wednesday morning for firefighters with the La Follette Fire Department.

Firefighters trained at the former Hollingsworth home that sits along the four lane across from Taco Bell.

LFD Chief Jimmy Pack explains that LFD Training Officer Joey Gilbert had all LFD veteran firefighters and the rookies team up during the smoke training. “Each shift will then go back and evaluate their performances,” said Pack.

New firefighter training will be conducted at the Hollingsworth house for the next several weeks.

Non-toxic smoked was used during the training session.

“The smoke we’re using during all this training is EPA approved and is non-toxic. It’s environmentally friendly,” added the Chief. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 09/29/2022-6AM)