On Thursday, May 16, 18 fire science students from Portola High School teamed up with Beckwourth Ranger District Fire Department for a day of mock firefighting. The students spent the year learning about fire behavior and their final challenge was to spend the day working in the field to earn their certification with the Forest Service. They cut a 4-foot line between the pretend fire and the rest of he forest with hand tools and chainsaws, all while wearing heavy fire protection gear.Photos submitted
From the younger days with Smokey Bear to the high school years of fire science, a child’s education is filled with opportunities to learn about fire safety techniques. Portola High School fire science teacher Brad Miller saw a chance to flame that knowledge and turn it into a career opportunity.
On Thursday, May 16, 18 students from Miller’s class worked with Beckwourth Fire District in a wildland field day to get their Wildland Firefighting Certificate.
The fire science class is a recently restored addition to the Portola High School curriculum as a part of the Storrie Fire agreement between the Forest Service and Plumas Unified School District. The agreement encourages the schools to further educate and collaborate with the students in the Storrie Fire area to help them better understand fire safety and environmental health.
Orange cones and detour signs are familiar sights to Quincy residents and they will remain so for a few more months.
The Quincy Community Services District is in the midst of a major sewer upgrade, installing a new mainline with new lateral connections through much of downtown.
|Remains found in car believed to be Clifford Wade.|
According to CHP Information Officer Doug Garrett, the Butte County Coroner is in the process of identifying the body.
Wade’s car was discovered after the CHP responded to help a motorist who was stuck in a ditch about 9:15 a.m. Tuesday. The vehicle was stuck along Highway 70 near the Pulga bridge at milepost 38.4.
Two musical groups, Ambrose Pollock and Benny, Penny & Dude, are set to provide entertainment at Plumas-Eureka State Park on June 27. The fundraising event will support keeping the park open and providing visitor programs. Photos submitted
On Thursday evening, June 27, Plumas-Eureka State Park Association will hold a fundraiser outdoors at the Moriarity House in the state park from 4 to 7 p.m. featuring two local musical groups, Ambrose Pollock and Benny, Penny & Dude.
Appetizers will be provided by the David family and The Iron Door restaurant in Johnsville due to their generous donation.
Tours of the Moriarity House led by park docents will also be available throughout the evening.
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