Some examples of Firefighter training with the Oracle Fire Dept. . . .
Firefighters practice using fire extinguishers on a simulated trash can fire.
Firefighters learn how to lift a dashboard to free a trapped victim.
Wildland firefighters practice deploying their fire shelters.
An EMS helicopter pilot offers safety intructions for approaching a helicopter.
(left) An open trench, where a new fire hydrant will be installed, provides an opportunity to stage a "trench rescue" drill.
(right) The Search and Rescue team has located a victim. The 165-pound Rescue Randy dummy can now be dragged to a safe location. Versions of this drill are practiced over and over again throughout the year.
(left) Firefighters take turns climbing a ladder provided by the San Manuel Fire Dept. (right)
Firefighters are waiting to receive their victim who is being lowered down the ladder.
(left) A firefighter student uses a hydraulic spreader (Jaws of Life) to remove a vehicle door.
(right) A sand table is used to simulate a wildfire situation. Unlimited situations can be created to allow many firefighters to participate and watch others use various strategies to manage wildfires