Fargo firefighters to hold hands-on experience for civilians

Those who sign up will suit up and experience a real fire to understand the conditions firefighters face.

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FARGO — Firefighters are planning to conduct a one-day fire ground operations orientation for civilians, elected officials and media representatives on May 6.

From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Fargo Firefighters IAFF Local 642 and Fargo Fire Department will hold the operation at the Fargo Fire Training Center/Fire Stations No. 4, 2701 1st Ave. N.

The operation will include suiting up in firefighter protective clothing, donning self-contained breathing apparatus and going inside a real fire to experience firsthand the environment that firefighters work in, according to a press release from Fargo Firefighters IAFF Local 642.

Each participant will be assigned to an accompanying firefighter for the duration of the event.

To attend the event, contact Eric Eisenlohr at by April 30.

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