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Ohio Youth Fire & EMS Training Academy at the WCRTF

By DAVID SCHLOSSER, Senior Correspondent | October 22, 2020 | OHIO

Story No. 102220111

APPLE CREEK - The Wayne County Fire and Rescue Association Regional Training Facility was the site of the First Annual Ohio Youth Fire & EMS Training Academy Fall Fire School. Over 30 junior firefighters and explorers from around the state including a contingent from the Sardis FD, Canal Fulton, and East Sparta VFD spent Saturday, October 17th at the facility training with instructors, focusing on fireground operations. The firefighters had an opportunity to learn about fireground operations and train in the facility’s buildings and props. Firefighters practiced hose lays, SCBA operations, firefighter rescue, and had the opportunity to mix crews with other departments. Other topics covered included fireground size-up, door breaching operations, and search and entry.

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