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Rookie firefighters to receive continued training

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It's been roughly six months since graduates of the Guam Fire Department's 21st Fire Cycle were assigned to one of the island's 12 fire stations.

Since then, the new firefighter I's have had their fair share of medical runs, grass fires, and structure fires. According to Assistant Fire Chief Darren Burrier he says that GFD is currently putting together a self-paced training program.  

"We'll be launching that out to all the new firefighters out at the stations where they will have to complete a few hundred hours of continued education units which basically covers everything that they trained for during the six months of the academy they really have the knowledge down," he said. 


Burrier hopes that when they go out and respond to fires or tend to the sick and injured that it becomes second nature and that it's more of an action than a reaction.

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