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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

BDU Firefighters do some off road training

CAL FIRE fire engine operators participated recently in three one day classes in off road operations for the front line Model 34 four wheel drive fire engine. To date 54 model 34's have been delivered to CAL FIRE units throughout the state. The purpose of the day long training was to provide additional experience in the operating procedures and handling capabilities of the Model 34.

Following a morning session in the classroom and around the engine, it was on to practical application. All of the operators got real time practice in driving the Model 34's off road on a challenging course in the hills north of the Phelan station. Testing the engines on varying degrees of slopes, up and down, side hill driving and well as mobile pumping. The training really helped to improve the operational comfort level of all the fire engine operators in the Unit.