Los Alamos Citizens Are Firefighters For A Day

Most days they’re County Councilors, scientists, school employees, County staffers or reporters, but Saturday they were firefighters for a day at the LAFD training facility on DP Road. The Los Alamos County Fire Department provided around 25 locals, including Los Alamos Daily Post Reporter Kirsten Laskey, an opportunity to suit up and find out what it is like to be a firefighter. Here, one of the participants climbs the training tower. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Going up the tower. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
The crew hoists the climber into the air. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Firefighters show participants how to get into a wrecked car and extract an injured person. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
These trainees suit up to be protected outdoors during a fire. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
County Councilor Antonio Maggiore and his crew spray an imaginary outdoor fire. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Los Alamos Daily Post Reporter Kirsten Laskey gets into her HAZMAT suit to investigate something suspicious. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Laskey and her crew all suited up. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
These trainees grab the hose to enter a burning building. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Heading into the smoke-filled building. These crew members will put out the fire while other crew members search for survivors. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
LAPS Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus, left, and County Councilor Pete Sheehey talk over the mission in the burning building after it’s over. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
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