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Fire dept. trains in new structure


March 12, 2020

More than 15 Moorcroft Volunteer Firefighters, many under 30 years old, and several EMS technicians gathered for a controlled training involving a structure fire early on Saturday morning. The small building of eight-inch concrete walls and a steel roof was specifically designed and built for this purpose by Wyoming State fire marshal Mike Reed and firemen Ben Glenn, Jeff Holberg and Dan Swaney.

The heat of the fire inside the structure reached 500 degrees as training commenced, allowing trainees to experience the “feeling” of a real situation, though Devish notes that the temperatures...

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