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Interior firefighting is a team effort and requires adequate personnel to complete a number of complex, time-critical and labor-intensive tasks simultaneously. Visibility can be poor or non-existent, communication is extremely difficult, and it is physically demanding. In this scenario, you’ll literally be “feeling the heat” as you’re led into a burning building with other participants and an experienced team. With your team, you’ll take turns carrying the hose, navigating and extinguishing the fire. It’s a true testament to the importance of safe and effective staffing and the dangers of the profession. 


In this scenario you will learn how to set up a low-angle rope rescue system and rescue a victim who has fallen down a hillside.
This dynamic exercise highlights your fire department’s technical rescue personnel, vehicles and equipment, which includes three Type 1 “Heavy” Rescue companies on duty daily. In addition, San Bernardino County Fire hosts one of California’s 12 regional USAR task forces certified by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services. County Fire’s team—which comprises specially-trained firefighters from across the department—is identified as Regional USAR Task Force 6 or CA-RTF-6. These personnel assemble at state OES request for major incidents such as floods, earthquakes or terror incidents. They also respond to requests from other California agencies when requested via the Master Mutual Aid system.


Vehicle extrication requires removing a trapped/injured person from a vehicle that has sustained damage, and is a dangerous situation. In this scenario, you’ll work with experienced fire fighters using the hydraulic tools needed to extricate the victims safely and effectively. You’ll then have a hands-on opportunity to feel the strength, force and time needed to access a damaged vehicle and rescue an accident victim. 


Medical emergencies are time critical, labor intensive and require specific medical intervention. One of the most time-critical events is when responding to a patient who has suffered a heart attack. Fire fighters and paramedics are trained to deliver immediate critical care to patients. In this scenario, you’ll learn how to evaluate a scene for safety, properly deliver CPR and advanced cardiac care and transport a patient. Cardiac events are the number-one cause of death in the United States, claiming more than 1,000 lives daily. Time is of the essence and rapid rescue and proper treatment are vital to sustaining life.

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