BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. -Firefighters from Bonita Springs, Fort Myers Beach, San Carlos and Naples suited up for the two hour training under scorching heat.
The exercise is coming as fire departments across the area are working together to battle brush fires daily.
The training included having crews go into a two story structure inside shipping containers. Crews made entry from the back of the structure and had to crawl toward the front where a wall was on fire.
Firefighters were able to push their body temperatures to dangerous levels in part because of a recovery zone that was set-up nearby. They were able to use specialized cooling chairs to lower their body temperatures and have their vital signs monitored.