LCC Fire Technology Program holds Incident Safety Awareness for Hired Vendors course

On Saturday Aug. 14 the Lassen Community College Fire Technology Program held an emergency “Incident Safety Awareness for Hired Vendors” course to provide hired equipment vendors such as dozer operators, water tenders, crew bus drivers, vehicle drivers, tree fallers etc. with the minimum training needed to be on a fire incident.

Fire Technology Director Dan Weaver, left, along with students (in no particular order) including Brandon Creath, Conrad Gonzales, Robert Bell, John Moore, Colin McNiel, William Luttrell, Jeremy Mollison, Jacob Wallace, Leslie Williams, James Lane, Walter Wright, Josh Senn, Joshua Mcquire, Hunter Senn, Barbara Barber, Jace Howard, Bruce King and Erick Kirby. Photo submitted

The duration and extent of the current Dixie fire has caused the need for more heavy equipment operators to supplement needed resources to impede the progression of the fire.

This class allowed more people with these skills to access the mandated annual safety awareness training needed work in the fire area.   This eight-hour course covered topics such as: fire behavior, fire line safety, organizational control, firefighting terms, the use of fire shelters and other fire related subjects intended to increase safety of heavy equipment operators on a fire incident.                   Successful participants from this training earn their card from the California Office of the State Fire Marshal, which meets standards of Cal Fire and the USFS to be eligible for contract in the current fire season.

The Lassen Community College Fire Technology Program is pleased to assist with fire training needed for fire professionals and those looking to become part of the fire service.

For more information, call 251-8829.