Fire Department open house draws crowds

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A firefighter takes a hatchet to the front window of a car, while others work to pry open the passenger door during the extrication demonstration at the Ramona Fire Department/Cal Fire open house on Saturday.

Sentinel photo/Karen Brainard

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Spectators watch the extrication demonstration by members of Ramona Fire Department/Cal Fire, Cal Fire's   Mt.Woodson station,  and San Diego County Fire Authority.

Sentinel photo/Karen Brainard

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Cleveland National Forest firefighter Katlyn Loftis helps Connor Young climb down the back of the fire safety trailer, while other children wait their turn at the Ramona Fire Department/Cal Fire open house. The safety trailer, on loan from the San Miguel Fire District, was a big hit with children who learned how to crawl through "smoke" to get outside.  

Sentinel photo/Karen Brainard

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Nicholas DiPietro, left, and Jose Cetina concentrate on their coloring as Carole Funk with the Ramona West End Fire Safe Council mans the crayons and pictures. The fire safe council held a coloring contest at the Ramona Fire Department open house.

Sentinel photo/Karen Brainard

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Adults and children wait their turn to inspect the inside of a forest service helicopter.

Sentinel photo/Karen Brainard

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Cleveland National Forest Service Firefighter Michael Sears offers a sticker to 4-year-old Zander Solis while he experiences what it’s like to sit in a forest service helicopter.

Sentinel photo/Karen Brainard

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Larry Gordon with the Ramona West End Fire Safe Council helps Hayley Skora, 3 1/2, with the bean bag toss at the Ramona Fire Department open house on Saturday.

Sentinel photo/Karen Brainard

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Cal Fire Capt. Josh Black inspects Ramona CERT team member Dave Smith’s personal protection gear during the Ramona Fire Department/Cal Fire open house.

Sentinel photo/Karen Brainard

   
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