Photos: St. Paul's EMS training

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1 Andrew Huberty, left, and Amelia Ramos select jackets to wear during the physical simulation test at the St. Paul Fire Department training center in St. Paul, Minn. Wed. April 11, 2012. The testing is part of the EMS Academy program, which trains diverse, low-income youth, 18-24 years old, with emergency medical technician and firefighting awareness skills. 
2 Teah Tenneh stretches before participating in the physical simulation test at the St. Paul Fire Department training center. 
3 EMS Academy students select gloves to wear during the physical simulation test. 
4 Andrew Huberty carries a 60-pound hose bundle up five flights of stairs during the physical simulation test. 
5 St. Paul firefighter Bernard Foster coaches EMS Academy student Monica Illescas as she pulls a log, which simulates dragging a charged hose, during the physical simulation test. 
6 Joreena Harris, center, watches as fellow EMS Academy students participate in the physical simulation test. 
7 Brong Khang drags a 160-pound dummy during the physical simulation test. 
8 From left, EMS Academy students Brong Khang, Andrew Huberty and Koua Xiong relax after completing the physical simulation test.