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Inwood firefighters conduct training

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The Inwood Fire Department is out in its community training and physically learning the landscape. Department officials said there is “no need to alarmed when you see our members conducting training.”

To help keep the volunteer firefighters’ skills sharp and improve department operations, they will use a vacant home or home under construction for practice responses. Officials noted that the type of homes in Inwood have changed from one-story bungalows to raised three-story homes in some areas of the community.

With a proposed five-story residential development at Bayview Avenue and Russell Place and other potential construction under the newly created Transit Oriented Development District, officials said larger residential buildings are more than likely to be built.