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Posted: Friday, Mar 7th, 2014

A Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue crew stand watch in a final exercise that was the demise of the longtime Florence restaurant Charl’s. The fiery spectacle that lasted more than four hours drew a crowd of spectators along Highway 101. PHOTO BY MARY NULTY

Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue firefighters ended a two-month training exercise by burning down the old Charl’s Restaurant on March 4.

SVFR volunteers have been using the restaurant for more than 512 hours of training to develop a variety of skills required to be a firefighter, including initial entry, victim rescue, ventilation, self-rescue, forcible entry, salvage and overhaul.

For the complete article see the 03-08-2014 issue.

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