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Nine student firefighters participated in a prescribed burn

Nine student firefighters participated in a prescribed burn training held by the New York Wildfire and Incident Management Academy in a dry field of grass in Calverton. (Oct. 30, 2013) Photo Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas

Nine firefighters participating in the 16th annual New York Wildfire and Incident Management Academy lit "chubbies" -- flares used by firefighters to conduct controlled burns -- and tossed them into the dried grass in a Calverton field as part of a prescribed burn demonstration.

Nine student firefighters learn the proper way to
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Nine student firefighters learn the proper way to set prescribed fires or controlled burns. (Oct. 30, 2013)

Nine student firefighters participated in a prescribed burn
Photo Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas

Nine student firefighters participated in a prescribed burn training held by the New York Wildfire and Incident Management Academy in a dry field of grass in Calverton. (Oct. 30, 2013)

A sign warns of smoke conditions during a
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A sign warns of smoke conditions during a prescribed burn training held by the New York Wildfire and Incident Management Academy in a dry field of grass in Calverton. (Oct. 30, 2013)

Nine student firefighters participated in a prescribed burn
Photo Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas

Nine student firefighters participated in a prescribed burn training held by the New York Wildfire and Incident Management Academy in a dry field of grass in Calverton. (Oct. 30, 2013)

Student firefighters participate in The New York Wildfire
Photo Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas

Student firefighters participate in The New York Wildfire and Incident Management Academy's training exercise in a dry field of grass in Calverton. (Oct. 30, 2013)

Nine student firefighters participated in a prescribed burn
Photo Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas

Nine student firefighters participated in a prescribed burn training held by the New York Wildfire and Incident Management Academy in a dry field of grass in Calverton. (Oct. 30, 2013)

The New York Wildfire and Incident Management Academy
Photo Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas

The New York Wildfire and Incident Management Academy held a training exercise in a dry field of grass in Calverton. (Oct. 30, 2013)

Nine student firefighters participated in a prescribed burn
Photo Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas

Nine student firefighters participated in a prescribed burn training held by the New York Wildfire and Incident Management Academy in a dry field of grass in Calverton. (Oct. 30, 2013)

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