Los Pinos hires former Durango captain to start volunteer program

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Los Pinos hires former Durango captain to start volunteer program

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Los Pinos Division Chief Greg Childress completes a full-gear training circuit in Ignacio on Wednesday. In the new volunteer program, certified volunteers will complete the same training to learn how to handle exertion with limited oxygen.
Los Pinos crew members wear 45 pounds of gear during the weekly SCBA trainings. They continue until they finish two tanks of oxygen, which takes about an hour.
Los Pinos crew members complete a self-containted breathing apparatus (SCUBA) circuit training at the district station in Ignacio on Wednesday. The firefighters use the full-gear training to grow accustomed to limited-oxygen environments.

Los Pinos hires former Durango captain to start volunteer program

Los Pinos Division Chief Greg Childress completes a full-gear training circuit in Ignacio on Wednesday. In the new volunteer program, certified volunteers will complete the same training to learn how to handle exertion with limited oxygen.
Los Pinos crew members wear 45 pounds of gear during the weekly SCBA trainings. They continue until they finish two tanks of oxygen, which takes about an hour.
Los Pinos crew members complete a self-containted breathing apparatus (SCUBA) circuit training at the district station in Ignacio on Wednesday. The firefighters use the full-gear training to grow accustomed to limited-oxygen environments.
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