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Firefighter recruits train in ‘burn building’

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — South Metro Fire Rescue released a video Tuesday showing what training is like for its new recruits.

In the video, one recruit is heard breathing through a mask as a column of flame shoots up from the floor to the ceiling, filling the room with smoke.

Another firefighter is on his hands and knees near a door. When the door closes, it’s almost completely dark.

One firefighter is seen crawling into the room.

“Let’s go,” one of the men says before starting to spray water on the fire.

According to the South Metro website, the training facility includes the live burn building, a training tower, a self-contained breathing apparatus training building, a roof ventilation simulation structure, a driving pad and a newly renovated 80-seat auditorium.