The crew recently attended the yearly Fire School training event held at Marine Corps. Base Camp Pendleton. We took part in training exercises focused on building skills for initial attack resources related to fire suppression in light fuels, dispatch communication, fire size-up, incident command and firing operations. Fire School provides an important and unique training opportunity for firefighter to gain experience fighting live fire in a controlled environment that prepares them for scenarios faced in the real world.
- Jun 14, 2019
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The seasonals have returned and the crew is getting ready for the summer. Over the last couple weeks we have been going over refresher training, medical extrication scenarios, CPR certification, crew hiking, line cutting and lots more. We recently hired two new seasonal crew members that came from Trabuco Crew 1(Tigers). The weather is definitely warming up, reaching triple digit temps, and we anticipate to be catching some local IA action soon.
- Oct 2, 2018
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The crew just returned from the first out of region roll this season in Utah. We spent the first few days of the roll at the Cobblerest Fire going direct and making good work of the small ~200 acres with the aid of helicopter drops. We were later reassigned to the larger Pole Creek fire that was burning a few hours south of the Cobblerest. We finished the roll on this incident doing lots of line prep, conducting burn out operations, digging direct line and mitigating hazard trees. It was an awesome time of year to be in central Utah to see the fall colors. The Pole Creek fire is still burning but the resources have been making good progress with an estimated 83% containment as of today. Updated information about the incident can be found at: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6199/