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April 21, 2011
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Fire department holds training exercises

The Carson City Fire Department started conducting training exercises inside the old, abandoned home on Stewart and Telegraph streets Thursday.

The training will continue today and next Monday and Wednesday, said Battalion Chief John Arneson.

The drills work like this: The house is filled with smoke and dummies are placed inside, representing victims who need rescuing.

A team of firefighters and paramedics arrive, suit up and try to locate the bodies inside the home and evacuating them. On Monday and Wednesday they will set fire to one room in the house during the drill.

Arneson said the department retrofitted the room where they will set the fire with drywall.

The Carson Nugget bought the house last year from a Fallon couple to make way for the proposed City Center project. In the meantime, the casino is letting the fire department use the house for training.

After the drills are completed the house will be torn down.

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Apr 22, 2011 03:24AM Published Apr 21, 2011 10:53PM Copyright 2011 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.