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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Annual countywide training's final day

Today was the third and final day of the 27th annual San Bernardino County Training Officers Association bump and run exercises.  This year the exercises were held at the Boy Scout camp in Cedar Glen.  In fact, structure defense activities were conducted there during the fires of 2003 and 2007.  This was the first time that the exercises were held in the San Bernardino Mountains.  During the three days, approximately 175 fire personnel and 25 overhead personnel participated. 

The following departments sent at least one engine at least one day during the exercises; San Manuel Fire Department, CAL FIRE San Bernardino Unit, San Bernardino County Fire, San Bernardino City Fire, Upland Fire, Colton Fire, Loma Linda Fire, Arrowbear Fire, Big Bear Fire, Rialto Fire, Rancho Cucamonga Fire, Ontario Fire, Morongo Valley Fire, Chino Fire, Running Springs Fire and the U.S. Forest Service San Bernardino National Forest.

There were also two special visitors today at the exercises. Janet Nelsen, Field Representative for 33rd District Assemblyman Tim Donnelly and Daniel Sanchez, District Representative for 23rd District State Senator Bill Emmerson.  It was great to have them visit and witness firsthand what local firefighters are doing to increase their abilities to protect the residents and property of San Bernardino County.

Rancho Cucamonga B.C. briefing her task force

San Bernardino Unit Forester Glenn Barley at MAST refresher class

San Bernardino Co. Fire Captain explaining structure triage to Janet Nelsen

Daniel Sanchez and San Bernardino Unit B.C. Jesse Estrada talking about the hose lay exercise