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Scenes From Annual Firefighter For A Day Event

on September 30, 2019 - 8:56am

The second annual ‘Firefighter For A Day’ event was held Saturday at the Los Alamos Fire Department training facility at Station #2 on DP Road. The event provides participants with the opportunity to experience the perils that firefighters face on their job. Each participant is checked for vitals and issued protective gear and assigned to teams. Each team rotates through scenarios, which include smoke rescue, extrication (jaws of life), RMS Code, wild land, high angle and hazmat, all done in full dress. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

The high angle scenario is exciting to watch and looks very dangerous but is well supervised. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

The team is briefed before entering the smoke rescue scenario. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

The safety equipment is checked and rechecked before entering the smoke house. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Participants enter the smoke rescue scenario. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

The jaws of life are used to pry open a car. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

The hazmat team transfers a ‘toxic’ substance. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

It’s a gruesome sight but these props are an essential part of the smoke rescue training scenario. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com


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