Shasta County Training Burn

Shasta County Fire Department, the California Department of Forestry
and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) will be conducting a live structure fire training exercise
on March 16th, and 17th, 2019 at the Shasta College Training Grounds.

The training will involve approximately 20 volunteer firefighters, along with CAL FIRE personnel. This training is an opportunity for firefighters to hone their skills in a controlled fire situation and to gain valuable experience with live fire in a realistic environment.
The student firefighters will be faced with several real-world scenarios. They will be
given an opportunity to experience the heat, obstacles, and other difficulties that
instructors are unable to reproduce in other aspects of training. Ultimately, they will
come away prepared for the vast array of situations that are faced in the field.
During the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., smoke will be visible from the building.

The final exercise will conclude at approximately 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 17th, 2019.
Media interested in covering this training event will need to R.S.V.P. to Cheryl Buliavac
(530) 225-2424 by Wednesday, March 13, 2019