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Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Marion County firefighters take part in search and rescue, live burn training event

Marion County firefighters participated this past week in a two-day training event to help prepare them for the conditions they could face while protecting the local community.

On Saturday, September 17, the Marion County Fraternal Order of Leatherheads Society held its second annual Graveyard Training at the MCFR Operations and Training Complex.

During the two-day event, participants took part in an intense physical workout and wrapped up the day with a search and rescue training that included a live burn.

In a social media post, MCFR shared several photos from the training event.

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Multiple firefighters participated in the training event at the MCFR Operations and Training Complex (Photo courtesy of Marion County Fire Rescue)
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The training focused on search and rescue (Photo courtesy of Marion County Fire Rescue)
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The firefighters encountered a live burn during the training (Photo courtesy of Marion County Fire Rescue)
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Another photo of the live burn that participating firefighters faced (Photo courtesy of Marion County Fire Rescue)

“We appreciate those that attended the training from MCFR and other departments,” stated Marion County Fire Rescue on its Facebook webpage.

Marion County Fire Rescue added that it is “looking forward to many more trainings” to prepare its firefighters for the situations they might encounter as they continue to protect Marion County.