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SF Fire Cadets Nearing End Of Training

April 10, 2014, 9:55 PM by Jared Ransom

SF Fire Cadets Nearing End Of Training
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

From the start of a fire to knowing what to do around a landing helicopter, cadets training to be part of Sioux Falls Fire Rescue are busy finishing up their extensive training.

"Everything they do is important. Safety's a big part of it," Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Brad Goodroad said.

That is the focus of Thursday's drills.

"First off, they're going to land a helicopter; we're going to have Sanford's helicopter land here about 6:00 p.m. The cadet this week with the highest test score gets to land the helicopter, so he'd had some training on that," Goodroad said.

That lucky cadet is Adam Herther, who is not only learning to be safe for his sake, but for the helicopter pilots as well.

"Me being on the ground, I'm able to see if there's trees, cable lines, stuff like that so I can prepare the area for that. It's just kind of knowing the ground, where you can land them, the direction you should land them to make sure you can get them down safely," Herther said.

The cadets are also keeping up with their skills as EMTs with life-like mannequins and learning how to properly put out a natural gas fire.

"It's way more than I expected. I can't believe it's week 6 already. They challenge us mentally and physically every day, it's been physically grueling. I've been hitting the books a lot harder than I imagined right away, but it's been a lot of fun," Herther said.

From the classroom to the training course, this 10-week cycle trains these cadets to be the best fire fighters they can be, and that's what's expected of the Sioux Falls Fire Rescue.

Soon, this cadet and his 10 classmates will join the rotation of men and women working to keep Sioux Falls safe.

"I am very excited to be serving Sioux Falls as a member of Sioux Falls Fire Rescue," Herther said.

Once this 10-week training course is complete, the cadets will have one more week of education before they are put on their own Fire Rescue shift.

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