Cape Girardeau firefighters brush up on lifesaving skills

Cape Girardeau firefighters brush up on lifesaving skills.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - Cape Girardeau firefighters have brushed up on some lifesaving skills.

During the week of Jan.13, the fire department underwent training with an emphasis on assessing the scene of a fire.

The department also focused on radio communications.

The group is also undergoing drills on how to help out their fellow firefighters during an emergency situation.

Firefighters said the goal of the training was to try and prepare for the unexpected.

“You know, we train for the real situation," firefighter and EMS Chris Miller said. “We never know whether it’s going to be 2 o’clock in the afternoon like it is today or if it’s going to be 2 a.m. and we’re going deal with a whole new set of conditions. So this practice and this repetition really helps us to perfect what those conditions are going to be on the fire ground.”

Jan. 15 training featured four fire engines and one ladder truck.

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