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04/22/13 — Creating firefighters of the future

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Creating firefighters of the future

By John Joyce
Published in News on April 22, 2013 1:46 PM

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News-Argus/BOBBY WILLIAMS

Goldsboro Fire Explorers look on as advisers identify pieces of equipment they will have to retrieve during a relay event in an upcoming competition. From left are Explorers Devin Hatch, 16, Rakeem Skinner, 16, Travis Sauls, 17, Icshon Nwachinemere, 18, and Ryan Swisher, 14. In the foreground are engineer Gi Gi Eason and Capt. Julian Whitney.

Travis Sauls isn't one of the youths caught in the cycle of drugs, gangs and crime in his neighborhood. The 17-year-old is learning to be a firefighter -- one of the many teens in the Goldsboro Fire Department's Goldsboro...

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