Vandenbroek Kaukauna Fire Department photo

TOWN OF KAUKAUNA — Although it may have looked like it, it wasn’t all fun and games Monday during a training session for the Vandenbroek Kaukauna Fire Department.

Members responded to the station in their 75-pound turnout gear … for a game of dodgeball.

Though the outing proved to be fun for participants, it also was a serious air management training drill, according to a social media posr from the department.

The drill was a way for firefighters to control the amount of air used during an emergency situation

Firefighters were able to re-enter the game after being hit out of the game by doing 5 pushups or jumping jacks.

Crews also practiced “buddy breathing” as their air cylinder ran low on air. Members were able to gauge how their breathing and physical work relates to their air consumption.

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By Dan Plutchak

Dan Plutchak, born and raised in Kaukauna, is cofounder of Kaukauna Community News.