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Firefighters train in 7th annual "Firefighter College"

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

Fire lit up the night sky as local firefighters went back to school.

The seventh annual "firefighter college" is taking place this weekend at the Quincy Regional Training facility.

Almost 200 area firefighters are learning different techniques, Friday night's demonstrations included a propane fire simulation.

They say it's considered one of the most dangerous types of fires especially for rural firefighters.

They also practiced scaling a nearly 50 foot building which will help train for search and rescue missions.

"It's a good time for everybody to get together just to have an opportunity to talk about the same issues that everybody is facing whether it be budgetary or firefighting whatever," said Quincy Fire Dept. Asst. Chief, Steve Salrin.

Training continues tomorrow morning with a simulated fire on a farm and a Tower fire.

 

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