Trainees enrolled in the Calaveras County Fire Academy practiced extinguishing a vehicle fire during an exercise on March 24 in San Andreas. JS West donated the liquid propane. Scott Mullin of Murphys Fire District was the training officer. San Andreas Fire Protection District provided Engine 164 and support personnel.
Trainees listen as Scott Mullin explains how to extinguish vehicle fires.
Training Officer Scott Mullin of Murphys Fire District briefs the trainees on the vehicle fire exercise.
Firefighters practiced extinguishing the simulated vehicle fire in teams of two. Here a team advances toward the fire under the watchful eye of Training Officer Scott Mullin.
Team 6 advances toward the simulated vehicle fire while training officer Scott Mullin is giving instructions.
Trainees practiced extinguishing fire in various compartments of the vehicle.
James Stewart of San Andreas Fire Protection District operates the engine during the March 24 training exercise.
San Andreas Fire Protection District Engine 164 provided water for the training exercise.
There were 20 trainees present for the March 24 vehicle fire exercise in San Andreas. Team 8, left, waits its turn to tackle the fire while Team 7 works on the engine compartment.
Initially, while approaching from a distance, firefighters trained a compact stream of water on the vehicle fire.
Firefighter trainees learned to control the spray to prevent dangerous flareups.
San Andreas Fire Protection District personnel refilled air bottles that were depleted during the exercise.