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Sharpening safety skills

Photo by Brian Giandelone

Photo by Brian Giandelone

Firefighters from the Covington Fire Department and Newton County Fire Services joined forces Friday for a dual training session. Here, CFD firefighters, from left, Shane Strickland, Brian Moore and Lt. Kevin Whitley help secure "Rescue Andy," the department safety dummy, as he is brought up the side of the Newton County parking deck on Elm Street. The joint training helped familiarize personnel with multi-story rescues, raising and lowering patients and equipment and rigging techniques.