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PPR city firefighter trainin 0225

P-R Photo/Gabe Dickens Firefighter and EMT Eric Recore (left) and Matt Barrett carry a 150-pound training dummy consisting of an old fire hose, folded, tucked and taped into a tattered jacket and pants. The department created the dummy, which would normally cost upwards of a few thousand dollars, after seeing a how-to article online. Firefighters often use the dummy to help simulate rescue situations.