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Firefighter recruits train with live action exercises

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Recruits in the Savannah Fire Academy have passed the halfway point in their 12-week training program.

The prospects showed off what they have learned about battling fires in front of department leaders. Recruits took part in in live fire exercises at the Savannah Fire Emergency Service training facility.

Savannah Fire Training Division Chief Jeff Alberts said, "I think it's a little bit of surprise, most people don't understand what is entailed in firefighting so they kind of get kind of a crash course introduction of what they're going to be seeing on a 24/40 schedule in our department."

The twenty-two recruits have one month left of training before they graduate May 2nd.

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