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Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Northwest Fire District firefighters make their way through the Community Friends Church, located at 5950 N. La Cañada Drive, which was recently damaged by arson fire. With the aid of a fog machine, firefighters were able to simulate search and rescue missions in a realistic environment.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Northwest Fire Captain Dave Villareal, second from right, watches as Raytheon firefighter Fabian Cauldwell opens vents that were cut in the roof of the Community Friends Church. The two departments linked up for a day of training at a church, which was recently damaged by arson fire. Because the roof needs to be replaced, the church owner did not mind offering it to the fire departments for some hands-on training.