Firefighters train for dangerous situations

Colville Volunteer Firefighter Karl Garringer helps to prepare firefighters for dangerous situations they may encounter when entering a building and passing through walls. In this picture, Garringer hooks a wire around the oxygen tank to force the other firefighter to free himself. Part of the training is teaching firefighters when to call in a mayday. These mayday scenarios were part of last weekend’s volunteer firefighter training conference in Colville. See story and more photos inside the May 18 edition of the S-E. Photos by Katie Dunn.