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Two Fire Departments in Union Gap and Yakima Join Forces

YAKIMA, Wash. -   Two local fire departments are teaming up to save money and keep you safer.    

The Union Gap and City of Yakima are starting a firefighter recruit academy.

Tuesday was the second day of classes for the recruits and will last for about 8 weeks.  

According to The Yakima Fire Department, this program will save about $3,500.

With two fire departments working together, it will also increase effectiveness and increase safety for the community.

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