Taking the heat, learning the fire

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Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Assistant Fire Chief Roy Browning, of Central Emergency Services, prepares to ignite a pile of hay with a flare during the first drill in the fire department's newest training facility Wednesday August 6, 2014 in Soldotna, Alaska.
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Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Central Emergency Services firefighter Jaye Peterson rolls a fire hose up after a drill at the fire department's newest training drill Wednesday August 6, 2014 in Soldotna, Alaska.
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Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Bob Pressler, 42-year veteran firefighter and firefighter trainer from Delaware, talks about ways to enter and exit burning buildings after live fire training drill at the new Central Emergency Services structure on Arc Loop Road Wednesday August 6, 2014 in Soldotna, Alaska.
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Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Firefighters from Central Emergency Services put out the remaining embers of a fire in their newest training facility Wednesday August 6, 2014 in Soldotna, Alaska.
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Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Firefighters queue outside of a new Central Emergency Services training facility Wednesday August 6, 2014 in Soldotna, Alaska.
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Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Bob Pressler, 42-year veteran of firefighting, points out some potential changes to a new fire training facility built by Central Emergency Services Wednesday August 6, 2014 in Soldotna, Alaska.
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Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Central Emergency Services firefighters head into a burning training building Wednesday August 6, 2014 in Soldotna, Alaska.
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Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Bob Pressler, a 42-year veteran firefighter, talks about the way that smoke behaves during a fire during a day of training drills at a new Central Emergency Services training facility Wednesday August 6, 2014 in Soldotna , Alaska.
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Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Mike Lombardo, a 38-year veteran of firefighting, puts out the remaining vestiges of a fire after a drill in a new Central Emergency Services training facility Wednesday August 6, 2014 in Soldotna, Alaska.
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Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion A trainer stands in the doorway of a new Central Emergency Services facility as firefighters prepare for a live fire exercise Wednesday August 6, 2014 in Soldotna, Alaska.
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Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Firefighters queue outside of a new Central Emergency Services training facility Wednesday August 6, 2014 in Soldotna, Alaska.
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Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Central Emergency Services Lt. Brad Janorschke listens to a debriefing after a fire training drill at the organization's new facility Wednesday August 6, 2014 in Soldotna, Alaska.
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Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion A firefighter lights a pile of hay with a flare at the beginning of a Central Emergency Services training drill Wednesday August 6, 2014 in Soldotna, Alaska. Crews spent the day in training drills in a new CES facility off of Arc Loop Road.
 

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