Campo Reservation Fire Protection District personnel participated in the 2017 RT-130 on April 12. This annual training refreshes skills and knowledge pertaining to wildland firefighting. Drills conducted included fire shelter deployment; a potential life-saving skill on the fireline.
Truck Operations & Rescue Training
In September, Campo Reservation Fire Protection District personnel participated in a rescue training with Truck 65. The drill, pictured, consisted of using Truck 65's ladder to perform a simulated rescue. Here, the ladder is used to hoist a simulated victim from the ground. In a real-life rescue situation, the skill could be used to remove victims from areas with difficult access.
In July, Campo Reservation Fire Protection District personnel refreshed drafting skills. Drafting is used in remote locations where water sources such as fire hydrants and stand pipes are not available. Here, Engineer Ortiz is filling a portable tank to provide a source of water. Water is "drafted" from the portable tank into the fire engine's main pump.
2017 Campo E.P.A. Fair
Campo Environmental Protection Agency and the Campo Reservation Fire Protection District sponsored the 2017 Campo E.P.A. Fair on May 13. District personnel worked with local children to demonstrate proper egress and safety considerations during a house fire. Special thank you to the Morongo Band of Mission Indians and the Morongo Fire Department for providing the burn trailer.
Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall Notice (Recall No. 18-022)
On November 2, 2017, the United States Product Safety Commission announced the recall of approximately 37.8 million Kidde fire extinguishers. The fire extinguishers affected are constructed with plastic handles. When discharged, the plastic handles can fail, causing an impact hazard. For a replacement of affected fire extinguishers, contact Kidde:
(855)271-0773 - 08:30 AM to 5:00 PM EST, Monday through Friday - 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM EST, Saturday and Sunday or online at www.kidde.com and click on "Product Safety Recall" for more information
Should you have any questions or wish to have your extinguisher identified as a possible recalled unit, please bring the unit(s) to the Campo Reservation Fire Protection District between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM, 7 days a week, and personnel will inspect your extinguisher. In addition, the illustrations below are useful in identifying the affected units.
REACH Air Ambulance Training
Campo Reservation Fire Protection District personnel participated in a special training with REACH Air Medical Services. Personnel refreshed aircraft grounding skills and emergency procedures in the event of a crash. Special thank you to REACH Air Medical Services for taking the time to provide the training.
Suspension of Burn Permits
On behalf of District Fire Chief Cuero, please see the letter regarding the suspension of burn permits. Thank you.