Instructor Lt. Tony Todd explains a drill to recruits in the Raleigh Fire Department Training Academy as they prepare to enter second story rooms during drills at the Keeter Training Center in Raleigh on March 29, 2017. They were climbing a 100 ft. ladder, entering a smoke-filled building on an upper floor and connecting hoses and hydrants.
Instructor Lt. Tony Todd explains a drill to recruits in the Raleigh Fire Department Training Academy as they prepare to enter second story rooms during drills at the Keeter Training Center in Raleigh on March 29, 2017. They were climbing a 100 ft. ladder, entering a smoke-filled building on an upper floor and connecting hoses and hydrants. Chris Seward cseward@newsobserver.com
Instructor Lt. Tony Todd explains a drill to recruits in the Raleigh Fire Department Training Academy as they prepare to enter second story rooms during drills at the Keeter Training Center in Raleigh on March 29, 2017. They were climbing a 100 ft. ladder, entering a smoke-filled building on an upper floor and connecting hoses and hydrants. Chris Seward cseward@newsobserver.com

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