Firemen don't do it for the money

But it takes a lot of money to outfit the firemen for the job

Saturday morning firefighters from five departments were on Forrest Hill Drive, during a controlled burn, for a training exercise of an old house that likely included more than $1 million in equipment such as trucks and the gear the firemen used to enter the burning home.

Flomaton Volunteer Fire Chief Steve Stanton said the training included firemen from Flomaton, Friendship, Lambeth, Century and Barnett Crossroads. MedStar was also on hand with its ambulance should it be needed.

"These controlled burns give fireman a real-life experience of fighting a fire," Stanton said. "They learn how to e...