See how firefighters put out fires during Cal Fire training in Yucaipa
Fires can be unpredictable, especially in the Inland Empire.
Next week will be the exception, because Cal Fire San Bernardino will be holding a training session that might look like a real fire from afar.
Cal Fire will conduct the training event from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Dec. 27 to Jan 5 in the area of Yucaipa Boulevard and the old Sizzler building, according to a news release.
“These simulated conditions provide our firefighters with safe, effective and realistic training,” area chief Ron Janssen said.
The area in which the training session will be held on was purchased by the Yucaipa-Calimesa Join Unified School District in 2015, the release said. It’s about 4.5 acres and has three vacant buildings that have been used for training sessions by the San Bernardino County sheriff’s SWAT unit and now Cal Fire.
There will also be a viewing area for the public to watch how the firefighters work to put out a fire, according to the release. The view area will be within the Yucaipa High School soccer fields, which are between the old Sizzler building and the tennis courts.
The public is encouraged to view the sessions at this location to avoid impacting the training event, local businesses and traffic, the release said.
Authorities don’t expect any road closures in the area due to the event.
More information about the event can be found at https://www.facebook.com/calfirebdu.