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Morgantown Firefighters Practice Saving Lives
Written by Andrew Forgotch
Last updated on February 11, 2013 @ 7:42PM
Created on February 11, 2013 @ 6:29PM
 
How would you like to show up to work everyday and get thrown into a building filled with smoke? Or how would you like to be forced to make live saving decisions at a moments notice. That's what firefighters face everyday. It's also why they need to make sure they keep their skills sharp.
 
Firefighters in Morgantown were busy Monday afternoon were busy training in a few old homes.
 
Officials filled the houses with smoke and then gave their crews a scenario where they would have to play out.
 
Mark Caravasos, the chief of the Morgantown Fire Department, said Monday's drills were good for his crews to see.
 
"We have a lot of new members on the department," Caravasos said. "A lot of these guys haven't seen structure fires or things like that yet. This gives them a chance to see how we work."
 
Caravasos said the drills also serve as a bonding experience for his crews.

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