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Fire school takes Siouxland's firemen back to basics

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SIOUX CITY (KTIV) - Almost 500 Northwest Iowa firefighters spent March 15 and 16 retraining to put out all kinds of fires.

The 26th annual Northwest Iowa Regional Fire School was held at Sioux City's Western Iowa Tech Community College.

50 instructors covered propane emergencies, grain bin rescues, interior fire fighting, and other firefighting skills.

Fire Service Training Bureau officials out of Ames, Iowa say the training is important for the area's junior firefighters.

"It's very important, because a lot of the participants here today are junior firefighters. I don't mean younger, some of them are older, but they're just getting their start in the fire service. There's a lot of different training programs here today that will further and advance their skills," Jim Kenkel, Fire Service Training Bureau said.

The bureau brought several simulators along to enhance the training.


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