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Sequoia/Kings Canyon parks host live firefighting exercises

Firefighters work to extinguish a simulated car fire as part of their training.
Firefighters work to extinguish a simulated car fire as part of their training.

Firefighters from five national park service units participated in live fire training exercises in March as part of their biannual certification, the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks said.

A total of 20 firefighters participated, including staff from the Sequoia Parks Conservancy and members of the Washington Service Office based out of the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho.

During the three-day course, firefighters trained using a structural fire simulator and a car fire simulator, which uses a specially-designed vehicle that contains no plastics or glass.

Razi Syed: 559-441-6679, @razisyed

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