Open House features live fire
Thursday, October 17th, 2013
Issue 42, Volume 17.
North County firefighters Rob Hagler and Danny Sahgun wait to douse this demonstration fire during the North County Fire Open House, Oct. 12. The fire demonstration was set up to show the difference between houses protected by sprinkler systems and those that are not. Here the unprotected structure is fully engulfed in flames in only three minutes. Mia Garland is dwarfed as she tries on a fire protection suit under the supervision of Steve Kane of the Pala Fire department. Kane was showing youngsters what it felt like to be in firefighter’s gear during the North County Fire Open House, Oct 12. Sierra Thorson, left, and Maren Pregler are helped through the window of a simulated house on fire by North County Fire Explorer Shelby Reeves at the North County Fire Open House on Oct. 12. The simulated house was set up to resemble a child’s bedroom. Firefighters showed children how to act in the case of a fire in their home. Joe Harlin, North County firefighter, launches his remote controlled, camera equipped helicopter to record video of the firefighting demonstration at the North County Fire Open House. The Gemmell family looks over the back of a medical evacuation helicopter on display Oct. 12, at the North County Fire open house, from left, Jack, Scarlett, Lindsey, Lewis, Brian and Elliott Gemmell. North County Fire Captain Rick Rees explains the difference in fire damage to two demonstration structures at the North County Fire Open House, Oct. 12. The structure on the left burned for just over three minutes, completely destroying the contents. On the right, an identical structure was protected by a sprinkler system that activated 30 seconds after detecting the heat from a fire that was started exactly like the burned structure on the left. Rob Hager, left and Danny Sahgun, North County firefighters prepare to conduct the fire demonstration at the North County Fire Open House, Oct. 12. Maelin Koester, blue dress, gets a kick out of going airborne in the bouncy house set up at the North County Fire Open House on Oct. 12 at fire station 1 in Fallbrook. Spectators gather in front of a San Diego Sherriff’s water dropping helicopter to watch a firefighting demonstration on October. 12. The demonstration was the centerpiece of the open house held at Station One of the North County Fire Protection District in Fallbrook. Xavier Charlano, Mary Ballif, Henry Ballif and Jackson Geyer sit in a San Diego Sherriff’s helicopter and listen to a firefighter describe how the aircraft is used to fight fires. The helicopter was on display at the North County Fire Open House on Oct 12.
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