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Burlington hosts training session for high-school girls

The Burlington Fire Department in Ontario hosts a three-day firefighter training session for high-school girls this weekend that includes search and rescue scenarios, hydrants and hose loads, extinguisher training, aerial truck equipment and aerial ladder climb, forcible entry, ladder climb and entry into building, car fires and kitchen fires, and an auto extrication exercise. Friday morning, the students from high schools across Burlington were introduced to the pumper and rescue at Station 1 and the equipment on the trucks. Above, Burlington acting captain Amanda Smythe (left) instructs three of the 18 participants on hydraulic tools.
Photo by Laura King.

October 25, 2013 
By Olivia D'Orazio

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