WV firefighters gather for first Fall Training Summit

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By Giuseppe Sabella Firefighters from every corner of West Virginia gathered in Charleston for a lengthy training event that ended on Wednesday. It was the first Fall Training Summit, an event by the International Association of Fire Fighters. Participants sharpened their skills in rescue, survival and extrication for three days. Charleston Local 317 of the firefighters' union hosted this week's event, and future summits are scheduled to take place every other year. About 25 people gathered for the extrication class under Interstate 64, across from the lottery headquarters. "Everybody knows how to cut somebody out of a car with the Jaws of Life - basic extrication," said Capt. Timothy Barb, of Fairfax Fire and Rescue in Virginia. "This was...

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