Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Fire Pics and Video from Annual School

Click on the photo to the left to see a slideshow of pictures taken Wednesday at the Industrial Fire School.

Fires were blazing all over the Brayton Fire Training Field on Wednesday as the annual industrial school is in full swing.

The sun and heat continue to be unrelenting as temperatures again easily topped the 100-degree mark in College Station. The heat - coupled with the thick bunker gear the firefighters wear to fight the enormous fires and the physical nature of firefighting - makes safety and hydration a huge priority.

Water trucks are constantly refreshing water jugs at every station around the fire field and instructors and safety officers can continuously be heard telling students to make sure they are getting plenty of fluids.

According to Harvie Cheshire, Training Manager for Annual Schools, each project has an assigned safety officer and four roaming safety officers cross-check the field to keep track of the big picture. In addition, six licensed paramedics are on duty at the fire field.

When it’s this hot and this much demanding activity is taking place, you can never be too safe.
Fire School Prop of the Day Video:

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