The Calaveras Consolidated chief believes that testing and training should always be executed as if it were the real deal. This test is the deployment of portable water pump, the firefighters will be testing it as they set up to draft water from the Calaveras river.
They set up the pump on a pad so as the gas and oil does not leak into the ground. Filling the suction line is next, sometimes not as easy as it looks. This is a brand new pump, Marty is attempting to help start it by pre filling and priming the pump with water. After several attempts, the pump cranks up. The volunteer firefighters are now getting the wet stuff on the dry stuff and defending this home from possible fire destruction.
California’s fire season was only a few months a year, now it’s year round. Training such as this, is essential for first hand experience.