Norwich Fire Department members smashed windows, chainsawed a roof and sprayed water inside office space on Monday night in a rare opportunity to use their own building for training.
The fire and police departments just moved out of this space. The departments will be getting a new public safety building early next year.
So, the volunteer firefighters thought they'd get a jump on the demolition.
The firefighters brought all their gear and trained in 90 degree heat on Monday.
How could they resist an empty building?
In the video above, a new volunteer learned how to properly smash a window.
New volunteers took apart the roof with chainsaws and pulled out the insulation to get to the ceiling.
Volunteers got a little wet as they sprayed water inside the offices.
The fire department members used a machine to create smoke inside the building. They practiced using a thermal imaging camera.
Volunteers took chainsaws up and down a ladder to attack the pretend fire from the roof.