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SOUTH KINGSTOWN â€“ On Sunday, the South Kingstown Fire Department opened their training grounds to the public for a demonstration of their work.
As I pulled my car onto the grounds of the training center, I couldnâ€™t help but notice the large concrete structure on my right side. The exterior was layered with dark black soot, and it looked like a scene from a movie.
I drove past the building and put my car in park. When I looked to my left, I noticed that the car parked there had been completely destroyed, presumably for training purposes.
I was greeted kindly by one of the firefighters upon stepping out of my car.
â€śDonâ€™t you see what happened to the last people who parked over there?â€ť said Steven Pinch, deputy chief, as he approached me and shook my hand firmly. â€śWeâ€™re just about to get a fire going if you want to suit up.â€ť
When I saw the gear they had set out for me, I was amazed by the amount of garments, the weight of the gear, and the complexity of the apparatuses.
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