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Local volunteer firefighters conduct drill at elementary school
BERNE -- They volunteer their time to keep residents in their area safe.
Tonight, volunteer firefighters from Bern, Knox, Westerlo, Gallupville, Huntersland, Onesquethaw, and Altamont are participating in a comprehensive fire response drill at the Berne-Knox-Westerlo Elementary School.
The drill aims to sharpen the skills of the first responders to better prepare them for any fire emergency at the Berne-Knox-Westerlo schools.
The firefighters will be simulating the actual search and rescue operations that may be required at a large, populated structure such as a school.
The drill starts Monday night at 6:30 p.m. at the Berne-Knox-Westerlo Elementary School.