2022 SONORA FIRE DEPARTMENT CAREER DAY

Each semester, the Sonora Fire Department participates in the Columbia College Fire Academy Career Day. Activities are broken down into three main categories:

PHYSICAL

Physical lessons take place in the form of hose pulling, physical labor, confined spaces, dummy dragging, and agility training, emulating the real experiences of fire fighters in a safe environment.

HOSE PULLING

Students lining up a fire hoseStudent pulling fire hose

Participants sprint across the Fire Station at full speed, hauling a real fire hose.

PHYSICAL LABOR

Participants perform physical labor through stacking hoses and running courses with heavy equipment.

CONFINED SPACES

Participants crawl through a dark, confined, space.

DUMMY DRAGGING

Participants drag a 150 lb dummy across the Sonora Fire Department.

AGILITY TRAINING

Participant move large pieces of equipment, avoiding obstacles.

MENTAL

Mental lessons take place in the form of resume and cover letter building, station etiquette, social media awareness, and mock interviews.

RESUMES & COVER LETTERS

Participants work with a Columbia College Fire Academy instructor to develop resumes and cover letters.

STATION ETIQUETTE & SOCIAL MEDIA AWARENESS

Participants work with the Sonora Fire Department Chief, Aimee New, to learn about fire station etiquette and the impact of social media presences on their careers.

MOCK INTERVIEWS

Participants practice their interview skills with Sonora Fire Fighters.

TECHNICAL

Technical lessons take place in the form of turnout and SCBA (Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus) drills and aerial ladder climbing.

TURNOUT & SCBA DRILLS

Participants perform Turnout and SCBA drills, quickly dressing and undressing in firefighting equipment.

AERIAL LADDER CLIMBING
Students lining up a fire hoseStudent pulling fire hose

Accompanied by extensive climbing and safety equipment, participants climb a 75 ft. aerial ladder from a fire truck.

 

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