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No real-life victims were used in any of the practice drills. Dummies represented practice victims. Real fire also was not used, although thick smoke filled the buildings for the training, making it difficult to see.

WGFRD and Ocoee Fire come together for a week of collaborative training

Thursday, May 12, 2022 |

No real-life victims were used in any of the practice drills. Dummies represented practice victims. Real fire also was not used, although thick smoke filled the buildings for the training, making it difficult to see.

According to statistics from the Firefighter Rescue Survey, of the first 2,000 rescues made in 2022, 94% of all rescues were made during offensive operations.

Thursday, May 12, 2022 |

According to statistics from the Firefighter Rescue Survey, of the first 2,000 rescues made in 2022, 94% of all rescues were made during offensive operations.

Firefighter and EMT Kalen Lilly changes out her SCBA bottle. The self-contained breathing apparatus cylinders provide clean, breathable air to workers in IDLH, immediately dangerous to life or health, and non-IDLH environments.

Thursday, May 12, 2022 |

Firefighter and EMT Kalen Lilly changes out her SCBA bottle. The self-contained breathing apparatus cylinders provide clean, breathable air to workers in IDLH, immediately dangerous to life or health, and non-IDLH environments.

Ocoee Fire Rescue members Engineer Paramedic Michael Arrant, Firefighter and EMT Kalen Lilly and Lieutenant Paramedic Bronson Fernandez.

Thursday, May 12, 2022 |

Ocoee Fire Rescue members Engineer Paramedic Michael Arrant, Firefighter and EMT Kalen Lilly and Lieutenant Paramedic Bronson Fernandez.

Firefighters from the two departments gathered around the training leaders to go through instruction and procedures before training. Participants engaged in two drills and three different evolutions over a period of a few hours.

Thursday, May 12, 2022 |

Firefighters from the two departments gathered around the training leaders to go through instruction and procedures before training. Participants engaged in two drills and three different evolutions over a period of a few hours.

WGFRD Firefighter Casey Braga and WGFRD Firefighter Paramedic Chris Moy from Rescue 24 prepare for the morning training session.

Thursday, May 12, 2022 |

WGFRD Firefighter Casey Braga and WGFRD Firefighter Paramedic Chris Moy from Rescue 24 prepare for the morning training session.

Firefighters work together to practice forcible entry, an essential fireground function.

Thursday, May 12, 2022 |

Firefighters work together to practice forcible entry, an essential fireground function.

The quickest exit point in most areas of a residential structure is a window.

Thursday, May 12, 2022 |

The quickest exit point in most areas of a residential structure is a window.

There are many ways to remove a victim from harm. One of the most common practices is the standing drag.

Thursday, May 12, 2022 |

There are many ways to remove a victim from harm. One of the most common practices is the standing drag.

One of the easiest ways to bring a victim down a ladder is to have them lie horizontal across the arms of the rescuer.

Thursday, May 12, 2022 |

One of the easiest ways to bring a victim down a ladder is to have them lie horizontal across the arms of the rescuer.

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