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Area Firefighters Participate in Live Burn Training

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Sixty area firefighters participated in a live burn training in Williams on Saturday, November 1, 2014.

A Fireblast Fire Simulator was brought to Williams from the Kelseyville Fire Protection District for a two-day structure fire training.

Firefighters trained in basic initial fire attack and vertical ventilation drills.
Williams Fire Chief, Jeff Gilbert said that it is a great training and recruiting opportunity for the department to have access to the trailer.

With only three burn trailers in northern California, the Williams Fire Department is ecstatic to have access to the $500,000 training tool from the Kelseyville Fire Department.

The mobile, Fireblast Fire Simulator is an advanced training tool that gives the ability to simulate structure fires in a safe and controlled environment. Unlike traditional training methods that use older/condemned homes, the Fireblast Simulator uses propane and an advanced control center allowing for greater environmental benefits and reduced water usage.

‚ÄúThe training not only allows for the burn simulation; it enables the different agencies to work together and learn how to communicate efficiently,‚ÄĚ said Gilbert.
Agencies participating in the weekend event included the Williams Fire, Colusa City Fire, Meridian Fire, Dunnigan Fire, Knights Landing Fire, and Cal Fire units from Wilbur, Leesville, Brooks, and Napa.

‚ÄúFunding for the training and use of the trailer is made through the FEMA SAFER grant,‚ÄĚ said Gilbert.

Lloyd Green Jr, Editor
Lloyd Green Jr, Editor
Lloyd Green Jr. is the Owner and Publisher of the Williams Pioneer Review. He is dedicated in publishing the news and informing the community of Colusa County. Lloyd has been with the publication since 2008, and purchased the business in 2010. Under his ownership the newspaper has grown significantly in subscriptions, publishes weekly, and obtained the title of Newspaper of General Circulation by the Superior Court of Colusa County in Sept. 2017. Lloyd is also the director of advertising, classified manager, legal notice clerk, and circulation manager. To contact Lloyd, email him at or call (530) 458-4141 ext. 100.

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