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New firefighters put through their paces

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Top photo: Brazil City Fire Chief Tobey Archer (right) and new department recruits Troy McQueen, Stoney Fisher and Greg Sanders (from left) take a break during training exercises in the space above Lynn's Pharmacy.

Archer put the new firefighters through the paces Sunday, part of a rigorous new certification process mandated by the state. Among other exercises, the recruits were asked to find their way through the building with their masks blacked out to simulate "zero visibility" in a smoke-filled area.

"They've got to rely on their other senses, like using their hands. The guys did really well," he said.

Bottom photo: Newly-minted Brazil Firefighter Stoney Fisher, in full uniform and carrying an oxygen tank, makes his way through a narrow passageway during Sunday's training session.

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