Riverdale, McCausland and LeClaire Fire Departments use Welch house for training.

The Riverdale Fire Department had a rare opportunity to hone their skills by working inside a burning home on Saturday, June 14th. Check out the pictures!

Kudos to Chief Floyd Bruns, Assistant Chief Brian Ballard and the rest of the Riverdale Fire Department for maximizing the training opportunity afforded by burning down the old Welch farm house on State Street. Developer Seth Woods generously gave permission and access to the property for the training fire.

Firefighters from McCausland and LeClaire also participated in the exercise.

You can see video from the training fire as well as other pictures – and keep up on your favorite volunteer fire department – by following the RFD on Facebook.