Regular training is crucial for swift and efficient emergency management. When the public donates a condemned building, the Durango Fire and Rescue Authority takes full advantage of creating real-life rescue and fire suppression scenarios. Heres a glimpse into an afternoon at the old Boker Lumber building, where the firefighters were hard at work, keeping their skills polished.

The old Boker Lumber is perfect for creating real-life training
scenarios. Rescuers make a plan of attack before entering the
structure. Weighing in at 185 lbs, the red test dummy makes for a perfect
victim. Rescuers come to the aid of a test dummy in a smoke-filled


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