COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Dozens of firefighters from Georgia and Alabama came to Columbus for training on June 29.
The "Know Your Smoke: The Dangers of Fire Smoke" class aims to help first responders stay safe during their missions.
About 70 firefighters from the Columbus region came to the session to learn about the dangers of smoke.
Jason Krusen with the Fire Smoke Coalition says there are more cases of fire and smoke in the southeast than anywhere else in the country.
"The southeast is a big area because of the dense population, and we do a lot with statistics looking at civilian deaths…so we like to hit and concentrate on those areas that are really in need of it, that are suffering that problem and have that risk," he said.
Firefighters from Atlanta, Statesboro and cities in Alabama attended the session.