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Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
Salt Lake City firefighter Greg Miller participates in a water rescue course, using rope and boat systems, in the Jordan River in Salt Lake City on Friday, June 15, 2012.

SALT LAKE CITY — This week, the Salt Lake City Fire Department has been conducting a water rescue class involving 12 of its firefighters.

The training exercises included course instructors will have a vehicle submerged in the water, and rescue workers extricating a mannequin from the vehicle.

The firefighters also conducted different types of rescues using complex rope and boat systems. These situations prepare the firefighters for rescuing trapped kayakers, swimmers and anyone in the water needing help.