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Firefighters get hands on training

March 9, 2004

Valdosta - South Georgia firefighters are taking part in intense, live fire training. 

A home on South Lee Street burned to the ground Tuesday morning. The fire was set by the Valdosta Fire Department as part of a live fire training exercise.

Firefighters say this is the best kind of practice they can get. "It helps them to actually feel what the heat feels like and actually pull the hoseline and put the water on the fire itself," said Captain Kirk Johnson.  "They also learn to communicate with each other and trust each other and their safety equipment."

\The condemned home was donated for training by the city of Valdosta. Firefighters will burn 4 more homes on the same street in the next month.

posted at 2:15 by ashley.harper@walb.com