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Our community fire department held an open house last month.

Our firefighters and paramedics are required to have a college degree before they can go through the extensive training and certification. All are cross-trained on all facets and because of the river along the city border they are also trained on winter and water rescue.
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Nov 23 2006 23:02 GMT gilgamesh
Excellent shot!
Nov 23 2006 23:12 GMT Minz PRO
Nov 23 2006 23:44 GMT Dolcevita
Excellent shot Bill, wishing you and your family a happy Thanksgiving!
Nov 23 2006 23:45 GMT Poulet PRO
Great shot, Bill !!
And interesting too !
Nov 24 2006 01:57 GMT PinkPepperPhoto PRO
It takes a lot of knowledge and good equipment to keep up these days!
Nov 24 2006 04:14 GMT ashdad PRO
What a clean machine! : )
Nov 24 2006 11:42 GMT JJAP
Nice serie about your FD!!!!
Nov 24 2006 20:17 GMT PhotoPro PRO
thank you very much Dolcevita!
Nov 25 2006 12:13 GMT Doody PRO
Great series - & total respect to your guys. The US system makes much more sense than here in the UK. We have seperate fire & ambulance crews, with the fire crews only holding basic first aid certification (usually). The only advantage on the ambulance side is speed as we have a lot of rapid responce units, with a paramedic that can get to a scene first and start emergency aid before the ambulance etc arrives...
Nov 25 2006 14:39 GMT PhotoPro PRO
Doody we are so fortunate here in Maryland Heights, not only is our fire dept nationally recognized but response time averages less than 3 minutes!
Nov 27 2006 21:04 GMT deanbed
A good series, they deserve this recognition, good shots too!
Dec 01 2006 13:25 GMT Fialka
Thatīs very nice series of fire rescue! I appreciate these people very much!!!
Dec 01 2006 15:10 GMT PhotoPro PRO
thank you Fialka!