This morning’s program at The Woodlands Fire Department Training Grounds on IH-45 provided participants first-hand experience with scenarios to rotate through, including a flashover chamber building fire, a vehicle extrication, EMS CPR activity, and a firefighter search and rescue with a hose pull and water stream. Firefighter leaders also briefly discussed trending public safety issues. Participants were fitted with firefighting gear and actually participated in each phase of the exercise including the flashover chamber. A Flashover is a thermally-driven event during which every combustible surface exposed to thermal radiation in a compartment or enclosed space rapidly and simultaneously ignites. Flashover normally occurs when the upper portion of the compartment reaches a temperature of approximately 1,100 °F for ordinary combustibles. Participants include U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady; Texas State Reps Steve Toth, Ernest Bailes and Cecil Bell; The Woodlands Township Directors Shelly Sekula-Gibbs, Bob Milner and Jason J.Nelson; Shenandoah Mayor Ritch Wheeler; Montgomery County Precinct 3 Constable Ryan Gable and his Chief Deputy Simner. Also The Woodlands Chamber of Commerce CEO J.J. Hollie; and Woodlands business owners Dan Althorn and Terry McBurney and Joe Haliti with Conroe’s Joe’s Italian Restaurant.