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Yakima fire district puts recruits through final evaluations

ZILLAH - Yakima County Fire District #5 recruits will be completing their final practical evaluations in order to join the volunteer firefighters Saturday, March 5, at 8 a.m.

The evaluation of the 21 recruits will be held at the fire district's Zillah headquarters, 717 1st Ave.

During the past few months recruits have been training and visited the Washington State Fire Academy. On Saturday, the recruits will be showing their proficiency in hose evolutions, ladder techniques and general hands-on firefighting activity, according to Capt. Chris Leaverton.

Yakima County Fire District #5 relies on about 250 volunteers to protect Lower Valley residents.

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