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Motel Turned Over to Fire Department for Training

Motel Turned Over to Fire Department for Training


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(KSL News) A Salt Lake City motel had some new and final residents today.

Owners of the old Temple View Motel on 300 West and 300 North turned over the building to the Salt Lake City Fire Department for training.

Crews got to practice forcible entry techniques and other rescue training.

Fire officials say it's the best type of training they can receive. Deputy Chief Dan Andrus, with the Salt Lake City Fire Department, said, "There's nothing like a real building to practice on, and we'll be taking this building over the next several weeks and using it for ventilation, search and rescue, and we'll also be working with our heavy rescue team to some collapse scenarios."

After the fire department is done, the owners of the motel will tear it down to make way for some new condominiums.

Until then, the firefighters will get the most out of the old building.

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