Photos: Firefighters get a crash course

Published: Wednesday, May 27 2009 12:05 a.m. MDT

A Salt Lake City firefighter trains for a bus-train accident on Tuesday. The staged accident was designed to create a worst-case scenario with multiple elements involved and several bus passengers injured. The fire department completed the training by extinguishing fires and rescuing injured passengers. The buses used in the training were given to the fire department by UTA for training purposes.

Barton Glasser, Deseret News

A Salt Lake City firefighter trains for a bus-train accident on Tuesday. Firefighters extinguish flames on a train car during the training. The staged accident was designed to create a worst-case scenario with multiple elements involved and several bus passengers injured. The fire department completed the training by extinguishing fires and rescuing injured passengers. The buses used in the training were given to the fire department by UTA for training purposes.

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