The Recorder & Express Newspapers | June 24, 2016 | 06242016_bailout-2


Alex Cooper / Recorder staff Amsterdam Firefighter Ken Brooks listens to a demonstration during a bailout training procedure at a building scheduled for demolition on Thursday, June 23, on Forbes St in Amsterdam. New York State requires a risk analysis in each jurisdiction if firefighters have the potential to be trapped at a certain elevation in a building. "We're looking to keep a sustainable building for a training facility," said Fire Chief Michael Whitty. He added that a prop for this type of training is located at the firehouse, but a building such as this adds the real life element.
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