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LCC Fire Technology Training Program Increases Local Fire Incident Resources

Friday, August 27th, 2021

Pictured above is Fire Technology Director Dan Weaver along with students (in no particular order) including Brandon Creath, Conrad Gonzales, Robert Bell, John Moore, Colin McNiel, William Luttrell, Jeremy Mollison, Jacob Wallace, Leslie Williams, James Lane, Walter Wright, Josh Senn, Joshua Mcquire, Hunter Senn, Barbara Barber, Jace Howard, Bruce King, Erick Kirby. -photo submitted

On August 14th, Lassen Community College’s Fire Technology Program held an emergency ‘Incident Safety Awareness for Hired Vendors’ course to provide hired equipment vendors, like dozer operators, water tenders, crew bus drivers, vehicle drivers and tree fallers, with the minimum training needed to be on a fire incident.

The duration and extent of the current Dixie fire has caused the need for more heavy equipment operators to supplement needed resources to impede the progression of the fire. This this class allowed more people with these skills to access the mandated annual safety awareness training needed work in the fire area.

This 8-hour course covered topics such as: Fire Behavior, Fire line Safety, Organizational Control, Firefighting Terms, the use of Fire Shelters, and other fire related subjects intended to increase safety of heavy equipment operators on a fire incident.

Successful participants from this training earn their card from the California Office of the State Fire Marshal, which meets standards of Cal Fire and the USFS to be eligible for contract in the current fire season.

The LCC Fire Technology Program is a great opportunity for those looking to become part of the fire service. For more information contract the LCC Fire Technology office at 530-251-8829.

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