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Firefighters in Robeson County hold special training

Firefighters in Robeson County hold special training (Photo: Viewer submitted)

Firefighters with Fairmont Rural, and Orrum Township and East Howesville Fire Departments took part in a fire training exercise in the communities in Barnesville, N.C. just outside of Fairmont in Robeson County, according to East Howesville Fire Department Chief Steven West.

West said the live training or control burn allows firefighters to work to put out a fire at an abandoned building.

He added the training provides a good experience to allow instructors to teach firefighters better techniques in fighting fires.

Sterling Fire Department hosted the training.

West said they conduct the live training exercises about six times a year.

Another exercise takes place next month.

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