California Firefighters Train on Operations at Large Buildings

San Bernardino (CA) firefighters recently conducted training at a large industrial facility in Victorville.

The Daily Press (http://bit.ly/1ppQAKK) reported that firefighters conducted evolutions on how to attack a fire inside buildings that are larger than 50,000 square feet.

"It shows the challenges you have, and the amount of equipment you need, to meet the goal of putting a fire out in a large wide-rise," said Battalion Chief Dan Mejia.

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On Friday, about 30 firefighters practiced deploying fire hoses inside the warehouse of the Newell Rubbermaid facility. They also trained on radio communications and roof ventilation. Another evolution involved a firefighter becoming lost inside the facility and calling a Mayday, with a RIT deploying to locate and remove the down firefighter--a scenario seen recently in real life when a Mayday was called after Memphis (TN) firefighters became disoriented in a warehouse fire.

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