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Mets are fired up for training

Several Mets will suit up as New York City firefighters on Thursday and go through FDNY training exercises at the academy on Randall’s Island, the team announced today. .

Pitchers R.A. Dickey, Dillon Gee, Bobby Parnell and Mike Pelfrey and chief operating officer Jeff  Wilpon will participate.

The players will perform actual fire department training exercises under the direction of  FDNY staff.

The exercises will include:

          Make a forcible entry into a burning room.

·         Extinguish a room fire

·         Climb an aerial ladder

·         Be lowered from a building (wearing a safety harness)

·         Be rescued from a window by a NYC firefighter

·         Extinguish a car fire


Parnell and Gee are the sons of firefighters.  Kevin Gee, Dillon’s father, is a firefighter for the Forth Worth Texas Fire Department. Parnell's father, Robert , is the Fire Chief of the Salisbury, N.C. Fire Department.


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