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Hundreds more firefighters affected by Iowa testing scandal

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Hundreds more firefighters than initially known were improperly issued nationally-recognized certifications despite failing their exams at Iowa's statewide fire academy, authorities said Wednesday.

The Iowa Department of Public Safety notified an additional 739 firefighters in 94 departments this week that they should not have been granted certifications by its Fire Services Training Bureau, the agency said.

The department announced in January that 1,706 firefi

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