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Murfreesboro firefighters take part in live training

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Dozens of firefighters took part in the live training exercise on Tuesday. (WSMV) Dozens of firefighters took part in the live training exercise on Tuesday. (WSMV)
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Firefighters in Murfreesboro conducted a “live burn” scenario as part of training exercises on Tuesday.

The firefighters had different layouts for various scenarios.

Firefighters said this training is important because no two fires are the same. They also said it’s important for the safety of the crews.

“This is a life or death job. Unfortunately, we lose almost 100 firefighters a year, fire-related. If we don’t get the experience, we’re going to have more problems. Those numbers will go back up,” said John Lewis, a retired fire lieutenant from New Jersey.

The training in Murfreesboro on Tuesday was held in conjunction with an event called Firehouse Expo taking place in Nashville this week.

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