Thursday, January 25, 2007

Live burn

It’s going to be a hot time when the practice burn assignments come in. These “live burns” as they are called give fire fighters a chance to train feeling the heat, working through the blinding smoke that they may have to face at a real structure fire.

Abandoned houses like this one in Lathrop are ideal for the training and end in a spectacular fire where the structure is razed to the ground. Someone suggested I don a set of fire tournouts and breathing gear for a closer look at the fire. I will have to work on that.

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