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Firefighters prepare for rescue incidents

Massive amounts of dry powder, foam and water stand ready to snuff out flames from plane or tanker crashes occurring in or around Los Alamos County, thanks to a million-dollar marvel. Los Alamos Fire Department Capt. Michael McInerney and driver engineers John Pairett and Michael Scutt put firefighters Lawrence Lopez and Andrew Morrison and Driver Engineer Steve Dawald through training of their $1 million CFR-6 Truck Friday afternoon. The highly specialized vehicle is equipped with two hoses designed to deliver the fire dousing material day or night. The vehicle has a state-of-the-art infrared camera attached to the front to keep the vehicle operational in thick black smoke or dense fog. “That camera allows us to work under visually difficult conditions and see like it was daylight,” McInerney said. Full Story

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