Firefighters put out trailer fire, take part in simulated West Sacramento flood
FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MAY 15, 2013 —
West Sacramento’s firefighters responded to a burning travel trailer (above) on May 5. The trailer at 744 Walnut Street was being used as a residence.
They controlled the fire in about 10 minutes, but the trailer and its contents were determined to be “a total loss,” reports the department.
In other action, the fire department joined the city department of public works, city hall personnel, the Yolo County Emergency Services director, state Department of Water Resources and other personnel from April 22-25 for “Operation Noah’s Ark.”
The operation used computers and field exercises to simulate the crisis of a “slow-rise” flood in West Sacramento produced by “the convergence of storm runoff, controlled dam releases, high tidal influence and sloughage of the levee at the Bryte Bend.”
Participants practiced their resource deployment and public information strategies.
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