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Fire Training Resumes

Hays firefighters practice carrying an unconscious person (or in this case, a 200 lb. dummy) out of the window and down the ladder during a training session.

Hays firefighters practice carrying an unconscious person (or in this case, a 200 lb. dummy) out of the window and down the ladder during a training session.

Specialized training for the Hays Fire Department resumes after it was interrupted by last Tuesday’s early morning train derailment and fire.

The firefighters are back for hands-on-training using a house on West 4th Street slated for demolition.

Chief Gary Brown says the exercise involves teamwork needed to make an aggressive fire attack and then finding and rescuing an unconscious person, simulated by a 200-pound dummy.

The firefighters practice  moving a fire attack hose quickly through the the building, and then a quick transition to the rescue process.

The two weeks of training is being conducted by a workgroup that includes Firefighters Justin Choitz, Travis Johannes and  Ross Meder.

The training continues Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from 9 until noon.  The house at, 415 West 4th street is is owned by Dan Meckenstock who allowed the fire department to use it for training prior to demolition.

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