Firefighters gather for special training

  • Photo by Heather Ericson
  • Nationally recognized firefighting extraction teacher Ron Moore of Plano, Texas, explains different ways to save victims in an automobile crushed by an overturned object. He identifies the challenges of weak points in the vehicle and the different approaches to saving lives. For the learning exercise, firefighters used a forklift and front-end loader to roll the school bus, an expired bus donated by First Student of Homer, onto a Subaru.-Photo by Heather Ericson
  • Firefighters from Homer and the Alpine Fire Department work together to open the side of a school bus.-Photo by Heather Ericson
  • Firefighters from Homer and the Alpine Fire Department work together to open the side of a school bus.-Photo by Heather Ericson

Firefighters from the Homer Volunteer Fire Department were joined by firefighters from Kachemak Emergency Services and fire departments from Anchor Point, Alpine, the Pogo Mine and Prudhoe Bay for training in school bus extraction Saturday at the Homer Spit.

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