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Firefighters learn their new occupation

February 7, 2019 GMT

HUNTINGTON — Eight probationary firefighters with the Huntington Fire Department on Monday began their third week of training at Tri-State Fire Academy on Ohio River Road (W.Va. 2).

The new recruits are put through a number of exercises during their nine weeks of training and testing, including search and rescue, ladder drills and bunker drills, which are completed while carrying roughly 75-80 pounds of gear.

After successfully completing their training, the probationary firefighters will be assigned stations with the city fire department.