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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –Albany Firefighters prepare to battle flames in tall buildings.

Last December's fire in the Hudson Malone Towers shows the importance of hose evolution training.  A kitchen fire started in a fourth floor unit and forced almost 100 elderly and disabled people to be evacuated from the public housing high rise.

To fight the fires upstairs, firefighters hook hydrants to the building's internal piping system, and then hook their hoses inside to the building's pipes....so they don't have to drag hoses all the way from the trucks.

Albany Fire Department Chief of Training Rubin Jordan said  "With this type of training this gives the firefighter the idea that he has inside and what we call a hard hose hookup in the building. He hooks the hose up to the building and goes up to the floor of the fire."

The Albany firefighters train on the stand pipe system at their new burn training center, to be ready if any of the taller buildings in Albany catches fire again.

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