2 Gives back visited the Nashville Fire Departments training academy this afternoon to deliver them lunch and to say thank you for all the hard work they do every day.
Each week News 2 partners with Nissan of Cool Springs to deliver lunch and say thanks to first responders in middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky.
Our team found out just how hard they work, too. We climbed to the top of their new training tower and checked out what they do to train their recruits and stay up to speed on the latest and greatest.
The tower is used for fire suppression training, high-rise training, rescue training and a myriad of other things. Some of the firefighters even use the tower daily just to get some cardio in before their day officially begins.
Commander Swann from the department was eager to praise the men and women at the training academy, calling them the backbone of the department.
Right now, the firefighters are preparing to train for their annual stair climb benefiting the American Lung Association. That’s Nov. 3rd and they’ll be climbing all 45 floors of the new 505 building in downtown Nashville.
You can see the entire the conversation between Linda Ong and Chief Scott Lively below.