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Firefighter skid avoidance training

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Firefighters have always had driving training, but today they received a new brand. 

"There's a huge difference between the weight of these vehicles, how they handle, they got water so they'll have more inside the truck, so there's a great big difference from a regular vehicle you drive," says Shannon Coppock of Gilliam County Fire Services. 

 Lieutenant Era Horton says, police officers have been training like this for years, but recently firefighters have started applying it to trucks. Horton thinks what is learned here could save lives.  "What we teach is less is better and if you drive less and think more you'll be a better and more proficient driver," says Horton. 

Horton says its the first time they have taken these techniques to Pendleton.  He says he hopes every firefighter will one day get this training and be confident and even more safe on the road.

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