Humboldt Bay Fire and Arcata Fire training with new water-shuttle drill

An annual training session between Humboldt Bay Fire and Arcata Fire was held Tuesday morning with their Water-Shuttle drill, in preparation for a situation where a hydrant isn't available.

"Throughout this county there is a lack of water hydrants and It creates an issue for us if we have a structure fire or even any kind of fire," Chief Battalion Sean Robertson of Humboldt Bay Fire said. "We practice what we would do in the area if we didn't have any water by using our water tender, which carries more water than our trucks do."

Every year, Humboldt Bay Fire practices techniques to better enhance their stations around the county. Today, they trained at the abandoned Jacoby school in northern Eureka.

"We're going to be doing the same drill for the rest of our crews later in the week," Robertson said. "We just hired a new crew member, so we are also trying to get him trained as well."

After the devastating fire season that was seen last fire season, Humboldt Bay Fire is preparing for anything that may come during the approaching season.

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