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Quincy, California
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March 5, 2014

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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter i ! i Capt. Cody Ward instructs Graeagle students Matt Dougan and Cindy Petrini on the use of self-contained breathing apparatus. Quincy captain and academy instructor John Gay explains the makeup and benefits of large-diameter fire hose supply lines, assisted by fellow instructor Graeagle Capt, Cody Ward. ACADEMY, from page 5B that is now common not only in California but also across the nation. The basic training for new firefighters consists of approximately. 156 hours during the first 12 - 24 l months of service. While the PCFCA is a i voluntary group and has no . regulatory authority or ! powers, this adoption is , meant to serve as a "best I i practice" guideline based i on some national standards. This includes basic ...... training in structural firefighting, vehicle crash rescue, wildland firefighting, medical response, rescue, incident command and basic hazardous materials response. This prepares the firefighter to be able to handle "low to moderate complexity incidents" in a safe and proper manner. Each department holds , ongoing evening drills, and i occasional additional i training is offered to i maintain and improve skills i over time. i Instructors consist of ! experienced local firefighters, who also find the I experience to be valuable. "I find that it refreshes my own skills, and I enjoy teaching," said Capt. Woody Wilson of Quincy fire. "I help every year." While being a volunteer firefighter does require a significant amount of time, most will tell you they have found it to be a very rewarding and valuable experience. "I've found my time in the Graeagle Fire Protection District to be one of the most rewarding experiences in my life," said Grae~le firefighter Wiffar y Manchip. "It's something I'll always want to have in my life -- even if I were to move I'd find another department to belong to. It is very rewarding." Manchip also serves as the president of the Graeagle Firefighters Association, a nonprofit group that raises funds for fire equipment and other department needs. Now is a great time to consider joining your local fire department to help your community. Contact your local fire department for more information. ~: Graeagle firefighter Cindy Petrini practices the use of a fire i:iattack line, and the proper operation of an adjustable nozzle. Up-to-the-minute forecast and road conditions at Gifts Jewelry Cards Old-fashioned soda fountain Educational toys Year round "Christmas Shop" Gift Certificates 258-2222 220 Main St., Chester We accept all competitor coupons Easy & Delicious! The perfect way to celebrate those special occasions 231 Main St., Quincy Coetween ~e Q~acy Post Office and Midtown Coffee) 283-5619 Delicious Party Platters & Freshly Baked Items from our Bakery for every occasion! Special Order H0tline 284-1777 Celebrate with us... Weclclings, family events, business meetings, company parties, Family Style Ranch Meals Group Rates Reservations 12800-33-HOWDY (530)283-0930 2116 Greenhorn Ranch Rd. Quincy _ Same great coffee. Full assortment Of pastries, soups and sandwiches. Made fresh daily! Midtown Coffee 231 West Main St., Quincy 283-5061 Next Door to Papa Murphy's When you need brlghUn a Sonshine FI Made-to-order, plush animals, bath baskets and other (530) 258-4543 212 Main St.. Chester VieJkl Wednesday, March 5, 2014 7B is here for all your special needs Featuring unique glassware, fashion accessories and home decor accents March MadneSS: ........ ~IS :aide Make your space a reflection of you! Call today to schedule your Sundae Party at our Old-FasMon Soda Fountain Open Tues-Sat 10a.m.-5pm 220 Main St., Chester