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Summer Wildfire and Emergency Safety Training for Media

Wildfire Training

Media Contacts:

Lisa DeLaby                 Paul Moreno              Mary Ann Aldrich
Butte College               PG&E                        CAL FIRE/Butte County Fire
530-521-5201             530-896-4290           530-518-6260


Visuals include hands-on training with fire shelters, fire suppression, driving simulator
Tips to protect media in emergency situations – also useful for general public

WHO:       North State Media

WHAT:     Wildfire and Emergency Safety Training

WHEN:     Wednesday, May 21, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

WHERE:   Butte College Public Safety Training Grounds Fire Station Building
               3536 Butte Campus Drive, Oroville

As the drought increases fire risks in California, media will learn how to stay safe while covering wildfires and emergency incidents this summer.

Media will learn:

  • Hazards and learn safety tips covering a wildfire incident – CAL FIRE
  • How to stay safe on the scene of vehicle accidents - CHP
  • Power line safety tips and awareness at an accident scene and what to avoid - PG&E
  • County evacuation procedures –Butte County Sheriff's Office, Office of Emergency Management
  • How to put out a fire with a fire hose, and a fire extinguisher
  • Use a driving simulator to experience firsthand impacts of impaired/distracted driving


10 a.m.     Welcome/introductions
               Classroom style training featuring a wildfire safety session -
               Greg McFadden, Interim Chief, CAL FIRE / Butte County Fire

11 a.m.    Hands-On activities - Butte College Training Center Staff

  • Fire shelter deployment demonstration
  • Conduct an initial attack in a fire scenario (utilize a charged fire hose)
  • Demo and hands-on use of a fire extinguisher
  • Participate in a driver training simulator to experience the impacts of distracted driving

12 p.m.    Lunch and Q&A with partner organizations.

This training workshop is a joint partnership with Butte College, CAL FIRE/Butte County Fire, PG&E, Butte County Sheriff's Office, CHP, and Butte County Office of Office of Emergency Management. Dress comfortably.

Participants can enter a prize drawing for one lucky winner to receive choice of a wildland fire jumpsuit or a wildland fire jacket (see links: Jumpsuit, Jacket)

Butte College | 3536 Butte Campus Drive, Oroville CA 95965 | General Information 530.895.2511

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