Fire trainees simulate bus bomb attack

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About 40 fire trainees took part in a simulated bus bomb attack, at the Shasta College Fire Academy training grounds, on Thursday.

Recruits had to do everything they would do in a real-life scenario, working with medical crews and incident command.

Trainees crawled into a concrete pipe simulating a bus and they also used hand tools and chain saws to break through wooden pallets, to simulate different sections of the bus that might cause an obstacle for the rescue.

Recruits are excited going through training, with all of the fires going on in the Northstate, because they know their manpower is needed out there on the front lines.

Fire recruit Alex Weddle said, “California always burns, it's kind of like that, I'm really excited if I ever do get the chance to work in California. As a firefighter, I'm ready for it. I'm ready to take on any challenge."

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