NORWAY – The Fire Department’s educational smoke trailer has a rebuilt frame, new windows, working sprinkler and more.

“It’s all up to date now,” Jay Atkisson of KBS Building Designs said. He volunteered to do the renovation.

Norway Fire Department dispatcher Maria Berriault said the inside of the trailer will be outfitted with living room furniture to simulate a space someone may go through if a fire broke out in their home.

The trailer emits a nonhazardous fog that allows participants to crawl through it and learn what it’s like to be in a smoke-filled room and the correct way to exit a burning building.

The project was done by the Norway Fireman’s Relief Association with about $2,500 in donations at no cost to the Fire Department, Atkisson said.

Some 2,000 to 3,000 people go through the trailer each year, Fire Department Capt. Kevin Berriault said. The mobile unit is taken to events to teach fire safety.

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