Firefighters participate in Rapid Intervention Team training

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) -- Firefighters from Cheyenne Fire Rescue, F.E. Warren AFB, and Laramie County Fire District 1 all took part in Rapid Intervention Team training on May 30, 2019.

Gear from Rapid Intervention Team training in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

The Rapid Intervention Team is the group responsible for rescuing a missing or trapped firefighter. The training today involved simulated smoke and an instructor from Indiana helped coach the teams as they went through what they need to do in these types of situations.

Even though the simulation doesn't have the heat and flames, Chief Hoggatt, with Cheyenne Fire Rescue, said, "You know if you fail in training that typically no one is going to get hurt. But once you get into this scenario and start your adrenaline rush and what you're doing and the effort to go in it is just as real as being on a fire ground."