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August 12, 2014

Firefighters test new training facility — and themselves — with real fire

  • The building is designed for repeated use. Sheetrock and wood will need to be replaced periodically, but the metal frame should withstand repeated fires.
  • By RASHAH McCHESNEY
    Peninsula Clarion

    SOLDOTNA, Alaska — In a gravel lot on Arc Loop road, four men with nearly a century of firefighting experience among them, stood hunched over in the noon sun, struggling to breathe.

    Each had climbed out of a burning building where teams of Central Emergency Services and ConocoPhillips firefighters took turns running inside and searching for bodies during a training drill.


     
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