Thursday, May 8, 2014

Boulder Citizens Fire Academy

For the last five weeks I’ve been attending a citizens fire academy to learn about fire and rescue. Last Saturday we had an all day session at the training facility near the Boulder Reservoir. Here I am in the bunker gear we wore for the day:

One of the exercises was to you spreaders (jaws of life) and cutters to get into a car to rescue a victim:

The following pictures shows fire fighters removing a roof after cutting off all the supports:

Then we watched a simulated car fire being extinguished and had our chance to handle the hose:

We also had an opportunity to go up in a bucket at the end of a ladder:

All in all an informative day and useful research for a mystery writer.


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