Bulletin Staff Report

Brownwood firefighter Ron Groom practices rappelling Tuesday from the third floor of the drill tower at the fire departmentís drill facility off Duke Street. Assistant Fire Chief Grady Shuey said Groom, who has been a firefighter for about two years, learned rappelling skills at a Texas A&M University fire school. Later Tuesday afternoon, firefighters trained in the departmentís Mobile Fire Trainer, visible at lower left.