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Firefighters rescue ‘victims,’ perfect techniques at state school

Jake Warren, an instructor with the Hendron F.D. caught a baby mannequin tossed to him during a "ladder Ops" class at 87th Annual Kentucky State Fire School at the Lexington Fire Dept. Training Center on Old Frankfort Pike in Lexington, Ky., Friday, June 3, 2016. This baby mannequin was hidden on the second floor and the firefighters had to search for her. The fire school started Tuesday and runs thru Sunday June 5. This class, led by lead instructor Arthur Ashley, a Capt. with the Lex. Fire Dept, taught ladder truck rescues, how to search for victims, ventilation techniques, and forcible entry and other skills. 22 instructors, from Lexington and various states, were used to teach the 40 firefighters in this class. cbertram@herald-leader.com

Firefighters rescued five victims in Lexington Friday at a much touted school that draws crews from across the country for classes and practices.

Friday’s schedule included a ladder ops class at the Old Frankfort Pike training center. Lexington fire Capt. Arthur Ashley led in teaching ladder truck rescues, methods for searching for victims, ventilation techniques, forcible entry and other skills. Twenty-two instructors taught the 40 firefighters in the class.

Other classes were held throughout Lexington. The school started Tuesday and runs through Sunday.

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