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Greensboro Fire Department holds new recruit training with live demonstration


GREENSBORO FOR THE TRAINING. DAVONTE: AND THIS LIVE FIRE TRAINING IS EXACTLY WHAT FIREFIGHTERS NEED IN ORDER TO GET THAT PRACTICE WITH FIRE CONTROL AND EXTINGUISHMENT.>>NOW THEY ALL GET A CHANCE TO PUT IT TOGETHER. THEY’VE BEEN IN THE CLASSROOM, THEY’VE LEARNED ABOUT FIRE BEHAVIOR. NOW THEY GET TO SEE IT IN ACTION. DAVONTE: IN THEIR FACE, TRAINING FOR 14 NEW GREENSBORO FIRE DEPARTMENT RECRUITS. ON SATURDAY, THE CLASS WAS ABLE TO SEE HOW QUICKLY A FIRE CAN GROW AND WHAT THEY CAN DO AS FIREFIGHTERS TO CONTROL IT.>>WHEN IT’S UNCONTROLLED, THEY WILL RECOGNIZE THE SIGNS THEY SEE AND LEARN FROM IT, AND BE ABLE TO APPLY THE PROPER TECHNIQUE TO PUT IT OUT. DAVONTE: THE BUILDING THAT’S BEING SET ABLAZE WAS DONATED TO THE FIRE DEPARTMENT. ONCE DEMOLISHED, IT WILL MAKE ROOM FOR THE PRESCHOOL NEXT-DOOR TO EXPAND. STAFF SAY THEY WANTED TO DO MORE THAN JUST TEARING THE HOUSE DOWN.>>THEY SET UP 10 STATIONS INSIDE FOR TRAINING EXERCISES, AND WE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE THE PERFECT SEGUE INSTEAD OF DESTROYING THE HOUSE. OF IT BEFORE WE DO THAT. DAVONTE: THE LIVE FIRE DEMONSTRATION IS PART OF A 21 BELONG FIRE TRAINING COURSE. UP NEXT ON THE AGENDA IS EMT TRAINING, WHICH TAX ON ANOTHER FIVE WEEKS FOR THE RECRUITS.>>THEY ARE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT IT. FOR SOME OF THEM, THIS IS A — THIS IS THEIR FIRST TIME SEEING A FIRE IN THIS TYPE OF ENVIRONMENT. DAVONTE: AND FIRE OFFICIALS TELL ME THAT EVERY TRAINING CLASS DO NOT GET AN OPPORTUNITY TO DO TRAINING LIKE THIS BUT WHEN THE OPPORTUNITY ARISES IT PROVES TO BE VERHY BENEFICIAL.

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