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Albany High students fight fires

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) –Albany High students got a hands on lesson on how to put out a fire.

Albany High's emergency disaster preparedness and law and criminal justice classes were taught how to use fire extinguishers by firefighters, and the chance to put that knowledge to use.

The students took turns using the extinguishers to put out a controlled fire. Teachers say this is the best way to make sure the students feel confident if faced with a real fire.

Albany High student Eryn Harper said "We have more knowledge as to what to do in a situation, like what kind of fire extinguisher to use. How we need to go about using it. So I think it will help us be more prepared."

The students agreed that reading in books and listening to teachers is not nearly as instructive as putting out the fires themselves.

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