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Albany firefighters train high above the ground

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -  A 10 week training class began this week and today 13 firefighter recruits climbed the 110 foot ladder on one of Albany's two aerial trucks. They're being recruited to fill 11 positions with the Albany Fire Department.

Training Officer Henry Harbin says it's unlikely firefighters would have to climb at such a steep angle, but they're prepared if they do. 

"You've got to get your firefighters ready to climb to those heights and the only way you can get used to it and comfortable going to those heights is practice and training," said Harbin.

Over the next ten weeks, recruits will work ten hour days, four days a week, learning skills which include HazMat Ops, Crash Victim Extrication, and other skills that will make them certified class one firefighters upon graduation.

 

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