BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - Even when there are no flames, Butte County CAL FIRE crews stay busy because training in the latest fire containment techniques is non-stop.
CAL FIRE crews spent part of this weekend completing readiness drills.
Ten firefighters trained at the Butte College facility reviewing all the basics from hose lays to engine pump operations.
CAL FIRE says they conduct these drills several times a month.
"We're doing simple hose poles and engine water tank pumping," CAL FIRE Butte County PIO Rick Carhart said. "Things like that that are crucial and critical sort of the basis in everything that we do fighting structure fires."
"It gives us the ability to adapt to our job out in the field and it keeps our minds fresh and we're able to share ideas with each other." Firefighter Brenan Murphy said.
CAL FIRE employs over 2500 seasonal firefighters, volunteers make up another 2700.
Multi-Company Drill at Butte College today. Three engine companies training on various structure fire evolutions. pic.twitter.com/Zzf25HbBpT
— CAL FIRE Butte Unit/Butte County Fire Department (@CALFIRE_ButteCo) November 30, 2019