The Central Crossing Fire Protection District recently completed their annual basic firefighting class, which consists of a total of 48 hours primarily conducted during regular Tuesday night training sessions. Topics included: orientation; communication; firefighter safety; fire behavior; breathing; ladders; hose streams; water supply; forcible entry; rescue; fire control; firefighter survival; and self rescue. Firefighters used an abandoned home for practical exercises and hands on instruction. A total of 25 firefighters actively participated in the basic firefighting training. All firefighters successfully met the testing requirements to receive certification from the Missouri Division of Fire Safety and the Missouri University Fire and Rescue Training Institute.