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Smoke and mirrors: fighting phony fires

Original post made on Jun 11, 2013

Firefighter Daniel Fortino prepares to enter a house filled with fake smoke for a search and rescue training exercise on June 7. The Palo Alto fire department has been using the house, which is scheduled for demolition, for various training exercises within the department. Photo by Veronica Weber.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 3:07 PM

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Posted by BePrepared
a resident of another community
on Jun 11, 2013 at 5:07 pm

Good to see the Fire Department training and be prepared to respond for emergencies.

Lets just find a way to replace a couplel of very small old fire stations that are not earthquake safe so that the fire department will be able to respond after a big earthquake !


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