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Middleton hosts Wisconsin State Firefighter's Association Convention

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MIDDLETON (WKOW) -- Firefighters from all over Wisconsin gathered in Middleton this weekend for their annual convention.

The Middleton Fire District held demonstrations about new methods that are being implemented to help fight fires more efficiently. More than 150 firefighters from different departments attended the demonstrations. In particular, firefighters learned about using ultra-high pressure, which increases the surface area of water in order for firefighters to control a fire more quickly.

Middleton Fire District Chief Aaron Harris says the convention is vital in helping other departments implement new technologies.

"I think the overall goal is to get people to break the tradition of fire service," says Harris. "We have to look beyond the conventional methods that we've done in the past."

The demonstrations were open to the public, so people could come look at the equipment and learn more about fighting fires.

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