Susanville Cal Fire training includes social distancing

15 potential firefighters are in training in Susanville at Lassen College.

Posted: Aug 15, 2020 5:44 PM
Updated: Aug 17, 2020 10:26 AM

SUSANVILLE, Calif. - Lassen Community College is helping Cal Fire train new firefighters while practicing safe social distancing.

The college provided individual dorm rooms so that firefighters attending the New Fire Academy could have their own safe spaces to sleep and study.

The firefighters are eating on campus and were given enough space for class so the 15 firefighter trainees and their instructors can stay six feet apart.

The recruits start at 6 a.m. each morning with physical fitness training, followed by eight hours in the classroom and another five or six hours practicing skills.

When the firefighters finish their training they will go to a fire station or will become part of the Lassen-Modoc Unit firefighter hand crew, Cal Fire officials said.

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