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Limo drivers train with firefighters

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Limo drivers from different companies went to the Wilmington Fire Station on Market Street Sunday, to learn what to do in case one of their cars catches on fire. Limo drivers from different companies went to the Wilmington Fire Station on Market Street Sunday, to learn what to do in case one of their cars catches on fire.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Limo drivers from different companies went to the Wilmington Fire Station on Market Street Sunday, to learn what to do in case one of their cars catches on fire.

Drivers say the limo fire in California that killed five women, including a bride-to-be, left many in shock.

"I was wondering how that could happen, how something so horrific could happen," said Roxann Taylor of Sandpiper Limo.

They say they want to be prepared in case of a similar event. "Hopefully if I saw a situation like that I would know what to do to help people and save lives," said Taylor.

"Time is of the essence," said Battalion Chief Randy Burton. "We can usually get there in four minutes but fire spread quickly even in that four minutes, and having someone there will help out."

Drivers from Cape Fear Limo, Azalea Limousine Services, Platinum Limousine, and Sandpiper Limo learned how to extinguish fires and even do CPR.

They all agree that the safety of their passengers is their number one priority, and say they want to do whatever they can to make sure nothing happens to anyone inside their cars.

"I feel very responsible for those in my car," said Dan Wastler, of Cape Fear Limo, "Whether it's 8 or 32 people on a bus.

Limo officials say all of their cars are now equipped with fire extinguishers and tools to break the glass during and emergency.

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