Firefighters face a challenge with this blaze

Published: Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 11:53 PM.

Robert Foisy, a Western Carteret Fire and EMS member for seven years, said the training was good for everybody.

“I believe that when you’re inside the fire, you’ve got other guys behind your back letting you know what you did wrong and what you didn’t do wrong,” he said. “It makes you more proficient at your job and that’s what it’s about.”

Fellow Western Carteret Nick Shepard felt the same.

“I feel it’s great training for everybody,” he said. “It gives everybody the time to work together as a team and build your skills up as you go along and just practice as you would be in a regular fire. There’s really no routine fire, but you’ve got to be ready for anything that comes along at you.”

Natalie Taylor, a historian in the community, came out to watch along with about 50 others. Taylor said the house at 255 Godette School Road represented a piece of Craven County history.

“This is one of those old homes from Cherry Point,” she said. “I don’t know if it was the ’50s or the ’60s when they sold all these homes. A lot of people bought them and moved them to the various locations.” 

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