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Firefighters converge on Albany for training

By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –   Firefighters and instructors from fire departments across South Georgia braved flames in training in Albany Wednesday.

Twenty-0ne Firefighters from fire departments as far as Hinesville have been in Albany three days for instructor training, taught by Georgia State Fire instructors.

The firefighters worked on structure fire containment at the Albany First Responder Training Center.

"As the fire moves out, your higher temperatures and lower visibilities are going to be higher on the ceiling," said Adjunct Instructor David Bullard. "So as they are crawling they are in a relatively cooler environment.  Safer environment to operate in and advance toward the fire to extinguish it."

These firefighters will now take those skills back to their departments to teach new firefighters there.

They went inside the training fire room, filled with smoke, fire, and temperatures close to one thousand degrees on the ceiling, to learn the correct way to teach it to other firefighters.


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