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Local firefighters finish academy

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Published on February 16, 2018 2:02PM

Instructors and students in the 2018 Grant-Harney Training Association Firefighter Academy include, from left, back row, Burns Fire Department cadet Dustin Beers and BFD firefighter Dalton Baker; middle row, BFD Lt. Robert Beers, BFD cadet Bekka Riess, BFD firefighter Jessica Sherwood and Prairie City firefighters Drew Mecham and Kirk Stebbins; and front row, Hines Fire Department Assistant Chief Dave Riess and HFD firefighters Matt Riess and Bjorn Petersen. Not pictured are Canyon City firefighter Marcus Perkins and BFD firefighter Nehemiah Logsdon.

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Instructors and students in the 2018 Grant-Harney Training Association Firefighter Academy include, from left, back row, Burns Fire Department cadet Dustin Beers and BFD firefighter Dalton Baker; middle row, BFD Lt. Robert Beers, BFD cadet Bekka Riess, BFD firefighter Jessica Sherwood and Prairie City firefighters Drew Mecham and Kirk Stebbins; and front row, Hines Fire Department Assistant Chief Dave Riess and HFD firefighters Matt Riess and Bjorn Petersen. Not pictured are Canyon City firefighter Marcus Perkins and BFD firefighter Nehemiah Logsdon.


Over the course of three weekends, new firefighters from Burns, Hines, Prairie City and Canyon City fire departments attended the annual Grant-Harney Training Association Firefighter Academy. Through a mixture of classroom instruction and hands-on training, new firefighters learned about personal protective equipment, fire behavior, fire control and many other related subjects. The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training also taught a few classes and made the academy more fun by bringing the Flammable Liquids and Gases hands-on training props. The students were able to apply some of their knowledge in a simulated propane fire emergency.



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