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Grand Island fire department holds training session
They put their lives on the line every day, but what if something were to happen to their own. That was the scenario in Grand island as the Grand Island Fire Department held their Rapid intervention Training.
The training took place inside a vacant house owned by Habitat for Humanity.
The training is designed to better prepare firefighters for search and rescue techniques inside a building for a down firefighter.
The RIC training is more intense than civilian training because the firefighters would most likely be trapped.
"Super-heated, unable to see hardly a couple inches in front of your face is about all you're able to see, so you need to be able to do this blind folder which we do when we do this training, black everybody's mask out," said Grand Island Fire Captain Bryan Stutzman.
Crews from all fire departments took part in Tuesday's training exercise.
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