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Havre Fire Department to develop training facility

The Havre Fire Department is building a training grounds on land the city owns just south of the city.

Fire Chief Dave Sheppard told City Council Tuesday night the department already has three 8-by-20 foot BNSF containers that can be used for various projects.

Sheppard said the department hopes to practice extractions, such as the department might use in getting people from car wreckage.

Firefighters would also be able to practice with live fires at the training facility, he said.

The department now uses facilities in Great Falls to train, he said. The closer location will save the departme...

 

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