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By Miriam Raftery

November 18, 2017 (Rancho San Diego)--San Miguel Fire District along with Heartland Fire Rescue and Santee Fire Department will be conducting fire and rescue training this weekend at Vahalla High School, located at 1725 Hillsdale Road in the Rancho San Diego area of unincorporated El Cajon.

The fire rescue drill will be Saturday November 18 and Sunday November 19 from 9am to 3pm.  Smoke machines will be used during training - neighbors might see smoke coming from the school during these training events.

The drill will consist of:

* breaking through/breaching walls for firefighter emergency escapes

* firefighter-down emergency rescues

* rapid intervention crew training (rescues firefighters who are trapped or down.)

* firefighting ventilation training. (cutting through roof/walls to remove smoke from burning structures)

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