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Wichita students gear up to practice firefighting

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — It's one thing to study firefighting by reading books and listening to lectures, but quite another to put on air tanks, masks and 80 pounds of gear and practice hauling a heavy hose. A converted photography darkroom at Wichita South High School is providing such an experience for students in a fire science class, and some are coming through the challenging drills...

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