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‘A great addition’: Sierra College unveils new fire training tower

Sierra College’s Nevada County Campus celebrated the unveiling of its new fire training tower with a live demonstration given to members of the community Tuesday evening on the college’s grounds, behind Grass Valley Fire Station No. 2. Fire program administrators, as well as Grass Valley/Nevada City Fire Chief Mark Buttron and congressman Doug LaMalfa, spoke during the ribbon cutting ceremony. “It’s a great addition to the training grounds here that are used on a daily basis,” Buttron said.
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Firefighters helped demonstrate a live fire in the training tower, as well as a window bail out and a rappel down the side of the tower. This is the only fire training tower in Nevada County, and it is approved by the state of California.
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Community members in attendance watch and applaud the Tuesday demonstration of the new Sierra College Fire Training Tower.
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Community members watch the live fire demonstration inside the new Sierra College Fire Training Tower in Grass Valley.
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Sierra College firefighter academy students approach the fire training tower during Tuesday’s community demonstration.
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A firefighter demonstrates a window bail out onto a ladder during Tuesday’s fire training tower ribbon cutting ceremony at the Sierra College fire academy campus, behind Grass Valley Fire Station No. 2.
Photo: Elias Funez

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