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Hands-on education in the nature of fire

Stow academy prepares recruits for departments across state

At the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy in Stow, recruits work at various stations during training; recruit Paul Kadilak of Burlington (left) advances towards fire in liquefied natural gas pit. (Globe Staff / George Rizer) At the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy in Stow, recruits work at various stations during training; recruit Paul Kadilak of Burlington (left) advances towards fire in liquefied natural gas pit.
By John M. Guilfoil
Globe Correspondent / June 26, 2008

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STOW - On a sweltering day earlier this month, Wayland firefighter Tim Dempsey was decked out in full working gear, engaged in chores that normally would be the stuff of dull routine. (Full article: 1059 words)

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