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Local Firefighters React To Tragedy In Boston
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on April 18, 2013 @ 7:27PM
Created on April 18, 2013 @ 5:58PM
As the story surrounding the massacre at the Boston Marathon continues to play out we're hearing more of the details of what happened during that horrific situation.
Those tales also include the stories of emergency responders putting their lives on the line to rescue as many folks as they could.
Morgantown Fire Chief, Mark Caravasos wasn't beating around the bush when he told 5 News those situations are scary. He said firefighters have to rely on their training to keep them safe in those situations.
Caravasos said when saw what happened in Boston he immediately went back to the events of 9-11. That's because he said the training firefighters go through has changed a lot since that September day.
Since 9-11 their training includes a lot more scenarios involving mass casualties. Caravasos mentioned that the training is also a lot more thorough.
"Yes, it's scary," Caravasos said. "There are times when you go in and you're scared to death of what you're doing, but you go ahead and do it because your training has taught you what to do."

Caravasos added he took the report from what happened in Boston. He said was glad to hear everything ran very efficiently from an emergency responder stand point.

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