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Firefighter candidates train in Greenville

Published: Jan. 21, 2015 at 2:11 AM CST|Updated: May. 19, 2016 at 9:22 PM CDT
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GREENVILLE, KY (WFIE) - Twenty firefighter candidates from across the region are training this week at the National Responder Preparedness Center in Greenville.

They'll be fighting live fires and practicing the rescue of trapped people during the week-long academy.

The hours put in go toward the candidates' fire fighter certification.

"This is our second group that we've run through the national respondents preparedness center," explains Chris York. "This group has definitely had good attitudes and glad to be here."

The firefighters will return to their departments after the academy for nine more weeks of training.

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