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16B Wednesday, June 11, 2014 .~u.uu., ~ecoro, ~'rogresslve, Kepor[er A smoke plume rises into the air as flames within the training area intensify. Almanor Ranger District crew 1 works to suppress a wildfire during a training exercise May 15. TRAINING, from page 1B were next to arrive. All responders came from, the Almanor Ranger District, with the exception of engine 14, which traveled to the scene from Mineral. By 11:30 each side of the fire to avoid a.m. all units were briefed spreading. and ready to go. IC Outland As part of his training said their strategy was to use exercise, Outland was asked an "anchor and flank" a variety of questions such as method to attack the fire, what the fire's origins were, which consisted of first if any structures were building a barrier around threatened and i there were any injuries. As IC, it was his duty to know the answers to the questions but also to delegate the answers to someone else so he could stay as alert as possible. Although it was a drill, the firefighters were dealing i~ ~ with a very live fire and had up pumping systems to help to work diligently'to ensure extinguish the flames, while it stayed where they wanted hand crews cut fire lines with it. Hennessey said that it is pulaskis, used McLeods to common for firefighters to be rake forest debris, ran stressed out when arriving chainsaws to cut large dead on scene but it is important and down debris, and for them to stay aware, keep employed shovels to dig line calm and have a clear mind and knock down flames. in order to get the job done The Dusty Fire, which safely and quickly, started as 5 acres of Each firefighter played an deliberate burning, was important role in ' contained by 4 p.m., roughly suppressing the fire. Engine six hours after it was crews put in hose lays and set reported. Fire season is upon us and local agencies are being proactive in reacting to the danger. Next week's regional page will feature the emergency preparedness drill conducted June 1 in Meadow Valley that included fire departments from across the county, the Forest Service, Cal Fire, various county departments and other agencies. Incident commander type 4 trainee John (Scotty) Outland works diligently to prepare his crew for a long day of fighting fire. A drip torch is used to manually start a forest fire 2 miles west! of Stump Ranch for training purposes. I t