Meridian Star

Local News

October 12, 2012


MERIDIAN — David Fason, a Meridian Fire Department captain, pounds a log as part of the physical fitness test all MFD firemen must complete twice a year. The tests are conducted at the Meridian / Lauderdale County Public Training Facility on Sandflat Road. The firemen must complete the test in full turnout gear in a set time to pass. Each fireman must drag a weighted dummy through a simulated home, climb through a window, carry a hose up and down four flights of stairs, pull a hose to a target and spray the target and then finish by pounding the log 25 times with a sledge hammer.

Text Only
Local News
Helium debate
Twitter Updates
AP Video
Raw: More Than 100,000 Gather for Easter Sunday Raw: Greeks Celebrate Easter With "Rocket War" Police Question Captain, Crew on Ferry Disaster Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Ceremony Marks 19th Anniversary of OKC Bombing Raw: Four French Journalists Freed From Syria Raw: Massive 7.2 Earthquake Rocks Mexico Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide