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Firefighters Hone Special Skills

Specialty Rescue Training was underway as firefighters from across the area put their tracking skills to the test.
ROGERS, AR -- Specialty Rescue Training was underway as firefighters from across the area put their tracking skills to the test.

The Technical Search and Rescue Task Force is a special group of highly trained firefighters. For the past few weeks they have gone through training with high-tech devices to help cut search time down, should a disaster happen in our area.

Crews created mock scenarios using chainsaws, jack hammers and blow torches to complete the mission.

"Those are those instances that we may find ourselves in when it matters, that puts us in contact with that victim that's somewhere under the pile," said Captain Dennis Thurman with the Rogers Fire Department.

Firefighters from Fayetteville, Springdale and Rogers participated.
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