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October 23, 2008

Don't demolish that old home, send it up in smoke

  • Fire and SWAT teams want to use doomed buildings for training.
    Journal Staff Reporter

    Photos courtesy of Seattle Fire Department [enlarge]
    Training in a burning house gives firefighters experience they can’t get with simulators.

    BEFORE DEMOLISHING or deconstructing a building, you might want to call the Seattle fire or police departments; not to double-check safety standards, but to give firefighters and the SWAT team a place to train.

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