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Local reporters participate in Fond du Lac Fire's 'Media Day'

Posted at 12:33 PM, Jul 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-01 13:33:58-04

FOND DU LAC — Last Thursday afternoon, Fond Du Lac Fire/Rescue showed reporters what firefighters go through on a daily basis at Media Day.

Reporters experienced a fire demonstration, putting out a simulated fire with a real hose.

Other lessons included using the Jaws of Life to rescue someone from a crash and learning how to do a rope rescue by rappelling down a building.

"It gives them a sense of how to report it accurately, so the viewing public has a better understanding of what our profession all entails,” says Asst. Chief of Training Jim Knowles.

Fond du Lac Fire/Rescue says the main goal is to build relationships.