Colo. department gets best technology to prepare for the worst


By Michael Davidson
The Daily Camera (Boulder, Colorado)

BOULDER, Colo. — When Glenn Smith was training to be a firefighter, the fire academy wasn't what it is today. Firefighters had eight weeks of training, if they were lucky. If they weren't, they were thrown into the fire — literally.

That was 20 years ago, and now Smith — the acting battalion chief for North Metro Fire Rescue District's training division — is anticipating the opening of the district's state-of-the-art new training center.

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