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Fire departments train for aircraft fires

9/26/2013 - South Side Leader
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By Maria Lindsay

Photos courtesy of the city of Green
GREEN — Firefighters from the Green and Jackson fire departments partnered in a shared training session at the Akron-Canton Airport Sept. 24. The training simulated an aircraft fire, according to city officials.

Shown at right, from left, at the training session are Green Fire Department Capts. Greg Morgan and Jeff Funai.

Shown above are firefighters practicing skills during the training session.

Green Lt. Josh Compton, who participated in the training, said the practice session is an annual event coordinated with crash rescue personnel at the airport, along with the Jackson Fire Department. A small part of the airport is in that township.

Compton said firefighters practice putting out fires and rescuing passengers associated with a plane crash, which is usually handled mainly by airport staff, with assistance from the Green and Jackson fire departments.

— By Maria Lindsay

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