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Firefighter Training: Roundtable: Training with Utility Companies

By John "Skip" Coleman A previous Roundtable question centered around your fire department's tornado policy and procedures. The country has endured several natural disasters in the recent past and we should not expect them to stop or slow down in the future.  I hope you do have policies and procedures in place in the event of natural disasters. Another aspect of dealing with these emergencies deals with working with the public utility companies that also respond to these emergencies. Downed power lines, natural gas line ruptures, and water main breaks are among some of the concerns the utility companies and first responders have.  This month's question: Do you train wi...

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