Ramona Elementary second-grader Isabel Macias hangs onto her firefighter’s helmet while Cleveland National Forest Capt. Joel Mortier helps her spray a full blast of water at a tree during an end-of-the-school year visit to the school.
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Firefighter Riley Swift with the Cleveland National Forest takes questions from students about putting out fires. Raising their hands to ask a question are Sergio Padilla, left, and Luis Alaniz.
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April Padilla is all smiles after meeting Smokey Bear and Joey Pelayo starts to “low five” Smokey during the Cleveland National Forest’s fire department’s visit to Ramona Elementary School. Gabe Renner, right, waits his turn while firefighters, from left, Brennan Baldwin, Rancy Luce, and Riley Swift watch.
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