Tempe FD offers a rare glimpse into firefighter training

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By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver
By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver
By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver
By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver
By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Watching firefighters battle flames and rappel down buildings, and kids getting to spray fire hoses is all part of National Fire Prevention Week in Tempe.

“This is probably the best turnout we've had since we started about two or three years ago,” said Assistant Tempe Fire Chief Paul Nies.

Tempe Fire opened up its training facility on Saturday to give the public a rare glimpse into how firefighters train in order to save lives.

“We'd rather talk to you about how to stay safe than come to your house when something's gone wrong,” Niles said.

Firefighters were also on hand to help teach families how they can make their homes and lives safer.

“It's educational, it's a beautiful day, everybody is really nice, so it's a great time,” said Greta Johnson, who brought her kids to Saturday’s event.

For more information about this event, you can visit the city of Tempe’s website.