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NEWS CCW Staff Writer JUNEAU - There are a lot of things firefighters must learn before they can act safely and effectively on the scene of an emergency situation. If the fire is in a building, they must know the type of structure to determine how it will burn and if it may collapse. On a ship, a certain set of procedures apply, and different techniques are used for wild land fires. For certain types of petroleum, chemical and electrical fires, firefighters must know the specific techniques to extinguish and not feed the flames.

Inside Juneau's Fire Training Center

Personnel from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Anthony Petit test their skills at extinguishing a propane fire at a firefighting prop called the
Photo By David Bruce
Personnel from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Anthony Petit test their skills at extinguishing a propane fire at a firefighting prop called the "rosebud.
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