Recruits work together to open a door on a piece of training equipment as Everett Fire Department recruit Andrew Porter (left) uses an ax and Halligan bar to break open another door on May 3 at the first Snohomish County fire academy. (Caleb Hutton / The Herald)

Recruits work together to open a door on a piece of training equipment as Everett Fire Department recruit Andrew Porter (left) uses an ax and Halligan bar to break open another door on May 3 at the first Snohomish County fire academy. (Caleb Hutton / The Herald)

In county’s new fire academy, it takes work, study and work

First lesson: The lives of your neighbors and your fellow firefighters are in your hands.

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