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Sherman Firefighter Returns From Azerbaijan

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A Sherman firefighter is back at work after a two-week trip overseas training firefighters. Deeda Payton caught up him today.

You may remember a couple of weeks ago, Nathan Huffman left the country to train firefighters in Azerbaijan, part of the former Soviet Union. Well, now he's happy to be back and sharing some of his stories.

Huffman stayed on a oil rig base, a BP Terminal, in the middle of the desert to help the local firefighters train for various emergency situations. He taught high-angle and low-grade rescue with ropes and confined space rescue.

He says they were very receptive to the training and were surprised about the emphasis we Americans put on safety precautions. "We taught them the basic firefighter safety training."

He says he was 50 miles from civilization. The closest city was the capital of Baku which is on the Caspian Sea.

Huffman says the firefighter brotherhood he worked for already has plans to train in other countries, like Egypt. When asked if he'd go again, he said yes, but not right now.

Deeda Payton, KTEN News.

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