Colo. training facility simulates dangerous scenarios


By Michael Davidson
The Daily Camera

ERIE, Colo. — When firefighter Frank Canino first rushed into a burning basement, his training was limited to a few basic drills at the academy and quick words of advice from an experienced colleague.

Instructors couldn't create scenarios in which cadets could get the real feel of how to navigate a smoke-filled stairwell or a hallway with a burning ceiling. It was just too dangerous.

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