Friday, July 9, 2010

Lakeside Station 3 Units at Heartland Fire Training Facility

El Cajon - The C-division crew from Lakeside's Lake Jennings fire station (fs3) attended their regularly scheduled drill at Thomas H. Owen Heartland Fire Training Facility (TOTF) on Friday evening, July 9, 2010.

Engine 3 on the "grinder" at TOTF.

These so-called "color group" drills give fire crews a chance to practice many different aspects of firefighting often times with crews from other Central (formerly Heartland) zone departments.

Engineer/Paramedic Richard Smith goes over a pump calculation with Firefighter/Paramedic Steve Russo

During their drill, the station 3 crews practiced basic hoselays including laying supply lines from hydrants and stretching and flowing different preconnected attack lines. Members also got in some time practicing pumper operations utilizing Engine 3, a 1500 gallon per minute, Class A pumper.

Engine 3 crew stretching and flowing attack lines

These types of drills help ensure that firefighters are able to competently and safely perform their jobs when the public calls.

Santee Truck 4 crew positioning their 40-foot extension ladder

Story by: Captain Scott Culkin, Lakeside Fire District
Photos by: Paramedic Intern James MacMaster

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