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Grenada Fire Department Training Chief Kenny James supervises firefighters from Shift C in a stand pipe drill at the University of Mississippi Medical Center Grenada.

Staff photo / Galen Holley

 
By GALEN HOLLEY
Staff Writer

   Sweltering heat didn’t deter the Grenada Fire Department’s Shift C from conducting some important training Tuesday.
   A stairwell at the University of Mississippi Medical Center Grenada was the site for some intense preparation.
   “We’re conducing a stand pipe drill,” said Training Chief Kenny James, as he instructed his men near the entrance to the hospital.
   For those who have ever been forced to take the stairs in a public building, when the elevator is broken, a stand pipe is a broad pipe, often painted over to make it innocuous,  that runs vertically up a stairwell, usually situated in a corner, and has valves on it. It’s filled with water and firefighters hook the fire engine to it to pressurize it.

   For complete details, read the print edition or subscribe to the online edition of the GrenadaStar.


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