Rich Martinez, a Northwest Fire District captain and ignition officer, sets fire to a couple wood pallets, as Training Captain Brian Gard observes, prior to a training exercise at the district’s fire training facility.
Fire fighters train for Positive Pressure Attack where they vent a house fire at one end and introduce a high-powered fan at the other end.
Northwest Fire District Captain Kyle Williams communicates with other fire fighters during a training exercise last week.
Golder Ranch Fire District Battalion Chief Bill Foss, right, speaks with Picture Rocks Fire District firefighters prior to a training exercise at the Northwest Fire District’s training facility.
Prior to a live-fire training exercise, fire fighters spend the morning in a classroom learning new tactics for approaching fires.
At the Northwest Fire District’s training facility fire fighters have the opportunity to work on simulated calls on cars, trucks, tankers, and many forms of different buildings.
A fire fighter exits room filled with smoke and fire during a training operation last week.
Northwest Fire District’s fire fighter Joe Kati, left, paramedic Dan Schur, middle, and engineer Neil Cotelman patch a simulated broken valve at the Northwest Fire District’s training facility.
Smoke seeps from a fire training exercise at the Northwest Fire District’s training facility last week.