RALEIGH - Fire Departments Operations 101 class for City Council members and local television and newspaper media, hosted by the Raleigh Fire Department at the Keeter Training Center, and sponsored by Raleigh Professional Firefighters Association. Participants were escorted by shepherds during all activities, which started with fitting with full firefighter personal protective equipment. Classroom instruction included emergency medical technician and firefighter skill sets. Participants practiced using hand
lines and were shown displays
and demonstrations of haz-mat and USAR equipment and operations. After lunch, they dressed and responded as simulated structure fire in the lower-level of the training tower. The event concluded with a presentation of certificates. "C" platoon. Mike Legeros photographs.