||This program is designed to be a fun day. It will familiarize the elected/public officials with the basic operations of their local fire departments. Participants will attend a brief inside classroom session consisting of an overview of the Mississippi Fire Rating System, fire science, and what it takes for a fire fighter to go from application to apparatus. Outside activities will include donning a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) as well as driving an attack pumper or aerial ladder truck through an obstacle course. Optional outside activities include a live fire attack in a burning structure. Participants will have the opportunity to witness some of the dangers faced by their fire fighters. Students will be escorted by Mississippi State Fire Academy Instructors during any outside training evolution.