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Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Wednesday, June 16, 2010 5B FSU INSIDE THE FIREHOUSE TOM FORSTER ' Assistant Fire Chief Plumas Eureka Fire Department Quincy and Chester fire de- partments recently sponsored a truck company operations training oourse taught by an internationally recognized ex- pert, retired Los Angeles City Battalion Chief John Mitten- doff. Fifty-two students from Plumas County, Nevada and Northern California complet- ed the 16-hour course over a. weekend at the Quincy FD headquarters. In fire service terminology, a "truck company" describes a large fire vehicle that in- cludes a long ladder -- differ- ent than the more common fire "engine," which has smaller ladders, a pump, wa- ter, fire hose and various oth- er tools. There are only two "truck companies" in Plumas County, one in Chester and one in Quincy. Truck companies are typi- cally needed when there are multiple tall buildings, spe- cial hazards (such as a lum- ber mill) or large downtown areas that may require along ladder. They are quite com- mon in urban settings, but rare in rural areas. Truck company functions typically include not only the use of long ladders, but also rescue, forcible entry, ventila- tion, salvage and overhaul. They may also be used to help put the fire out, such as with an elevated, high-volume stream of water. These fire- fighting functions are needed even if the local .fire depart- ment does not have a truck, so this class was aimed at im- proving those skills, regard- less of the ownership of one. A new truck company today can cost more than $500,000, and may exceed$800,000fars beyond the budget of most rural fire departments. In Quincy's case, it is the proud owner of a truck donat- ed by the Northstar fire de- partment. That generous con- tribution will be featured in a future article in this column. Mittendorf has authored or contributed to numerous fire service books and articles in this specialty area. He devel- oped his skills and knowledge over a 30-year career in Los Angeles, where trucks are reg- ularly used. He has instructed courses throughout the Unit- ed States and internationally. Quincy Fire Chief Robbie Cassou met him through training programs when Cas- sou was with the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Funding for the class was provided by several members of the Plumas Board of Super- visors: Ole Olsen, Lori Simp-, son, Terry Swofford and Sher- rie Thrall, as well as the See Inside, page 6B Top photo: Internationally recognized instructor Chief John Mittendorf discussed tools and techniques for roof ventilation operations. Photo above: Roof props demonstl'ated pl'oper firefighting ventilation techniques using a chainsaw. 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Disability Associates can take your case to every level, including court. Call for FREE consultation (775) TOLL.-F:RF:E 1-877-832-8757 se habla espafiol DISABILITY ASSOCIATES PET ANNOUNCEMENTS BIRTHS, OBITUARIES, IN MEMORIAMS, BIRTHDAYs, CONTEST WINNERS, ETC. Elly's Knight Mare Lady Elysees of Butterfly Valley and Galustrus Knight of Rogue River, Ore., welcomed Ell? f ight Mare Aug. 8, 2007, during a home birth at a . ] t tterfly Valley. The newborn measu e c es at the withers. Maternal grandpa 6Dorothy and Dennis Miller of Butterfly Valley. Paternal grandparents are Sharon and Westergard of Rogue River, Ore. Great grandmother is Donna Miller of Quincy. Elly's joins sibling Andy, 11. Gordon Brutis "Big Boy" Smith ~ Brutis Smith, age 12, wen& h great mousehunt in the sky Aug. 2007. He enjoyed nap awn chair, fresh water, and investigating the he.Is' yards for treats. He was a great guard cat, chasing dogs from the front yard. He is survived by his sister, Freda, friend Bo, and human servants Steve and Ellen Smith. For more information, call: Feather River Lassen County Bulletin Times 283-0800 257-5321 Indian Valley Record Westwood PinePress 258-3115 258-3115 Chester Progressive Portola Reporter 258-3115 832-4646