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So. GA firemen get special training

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Several South Georgia firefighters will undergo special weapons of mass destruction training.

Three firefighters from Albany and four from Valdosta are involved with Georgia Search and Rescue training classes.

They're practicing rope rescue techniques, confined space rescues, how to respond to a building collapse, and trench rescues.

Soon they'll head to the National Training Center in West Virginia to learn how to respond to WMDs. 

"A little anxious, don't know what to expect, you need to make sure you remember all of your training, that's part of the scenarios, you don't know what you're going to be doing so just a little anxious," Albany Fire

Firefighters will leave Albany September 13th and will participate in four days of drills along with military police and homeland security personnel.

 

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