ARCATA – The Arcata Fire District was out on Sunday doing a controlled burn for training purposes.
The AFD worked with multiple agencies today to help give about 40 firefighters live fire training. They worked on many techniques such as control lines, firing operations, and progressive hose lays. They were also able to get hands on with laying fire in a controlled environment in order to reduce fire fuels, that allows the firefighters to practice situational awareness such as being prepared for wind changes. Battalion chief, Sean Campbell, says they need to be excellent at their jobs and the best practice they can get is getting hand on in the field.
Campbell says the Arcata Fire District logs around 10,000-11,000 training hours every year.