FOLEY – Foley Firefighter Lee Taylor has successfully completed the smoke diver training course designed to help firefighters sharpen their existing skills and learn new techniques through realistic training that will assist them throughout their career.

The challenging five-day course includes multiple aspects of firefighting. Students participate in physically and mentally taxing exercises in multiple environments. Each day begins with a fitness event, which is followed by drills, field evolutions and scenarios that include heat, smoke and live fire training. 

Most of the course takes place on the drill field in full protective gear. Each student must understand firefighter survival and rapid intervention crew techniques before starting the course.

Taylor  is the second Foley firefighter to successfully complete the training program. Firefighter David Snider completed the course earlier in 2023.