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We think of firefighters as the people who are there to save us and often forget that they sometimes need to be rescued themselves.

Gaston College hosts firefighters from across North Carolina twice a year to teach firefighters what to do when things go wrong.

The week long program is all simulation based. But you can't just sign up; they've got a one-year waiting list.

Each simulation is based on a situation where a firefighter was killed or injured. Many firefighters get disoriented and have issues with their oxygen.

They have a small training class, the ratio of instructors to students is two to one. The firefighters say the experience is a gift. The instructors just ask that the firefighters pay it forward.


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