March 12, 2014
Fire departments in Rockingham and Augusta Counties hosted a Firefighter certification exercise at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds Saturday. Candidates from five states, some from as far away as New York, came out for the chance to fight fires in the valley. They were put through everything from tests of strength to drills for using a fire hose. Officials say there are so many people wanting to become firefighters, it makes sense to do joint testing and save a little money.