Hundreds of Firefighters Gather to Train in Forsyth

8:04 AM, Mar 18, 2013   |    comments
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This weekend, the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth played host to more than 600 career and volunteer firefighters from across the state.

The group did multiple training exercises, including going into a "burn building" and setting a propane tank on fire.

They say it's not just about learning new techniques to handle more modern homes, but also about practicing the basics.

"In other words, repetition of the basic skills, that's very important," says District Director David Wall. "It allows firefighters both career and volunteer to get themselves prepared for the rigors of the strenuous job that they will all do when they get back to your community."

Saturday, the group held a memorial for past fallen firefighters. They say fortunately last year, for the first time since 2001, there were no deaths in the line of duty in the state of Georgia.

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