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Keeping safe off and on the streets

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ROCHESTER, MN (FOX 47) -- Several hundred area firefighters are taking the right steps to ensure their safety - and yours.

The firefighters gathered at John Adam's Middle School in Rochester Saturday afternoon.

The group listened to Ron Moore, an extraction specialist from Texas.

He taught them some new techniques as well as reiterated old methods to help keep emergency workers safe on the streets.

Brian Staska, a fire training coordinator, says, "We're on the roadways quite a bit with all these accidents. And every year anywhere from four to eight firefighters get killed in the line of duty out on the roadway."

Firefighters also got a sneak peek at some new equipment that helps with their everyday tasks.

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