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March 10, 2007
Photos 1 of 2: Oregon Army National Guard trains with Tualitan Valley Fire and Rescue Firefighters
 
NOTE: Personnel featured in these photos are from Estacada, Ore.; Goldendale, Wash.; and Portland, Ore.
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Oregon Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Ronald Courtaintharp of Estacada, Ore. and Sgt. Thomas Pettit of Goldendale, Wash. prepare to attack a structure fire at the Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue Training Center in Sherwood, Ore. Mar. 10. The soldiers learned basic firefighting skills and put them to the test. Sixty soldiers of Oregon's 141st Brigade Support Battalion received hands-on training in live fire, vehicle extrication, and urban search and rescue exercises. In addition, the TVF&R trainers taught courses on CPR/First Aid and incident command systems. Training such as this between the Oregon National Guard and first responders enhances the Guard's ability to support local communities when disasters strike.

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Oregon Army National Guard Pvt. Josh Meng of Sandy, Ore. leads the attack on a structure fire at the Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue Training Center in Sherwood Mar. 10 after learning the basics of handling a charged water line and fighting a fire. Sixty soldiers of Oregon's 141st Brigade Support Battalion received hands-on training in live fire, vehicle extrication, and urban search and rescue exercises. In addition, the TVF&R trainers taught courses on CPR/First Aid and incident command systems. Training such as this between the Oregon National Guard and first responders enhances the Guard's ability to support local communities when disasters strike.

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Oregon Army National Guard Pvt. 1st Class Michelle Siebold or Portland, Ore. connects high-pressure water lines to a hydrant at the Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue Training Center in Sherwood Mar. 10. Sixty soldiers of Oregon's 141st Brigade Support Battalion received hands-on training in live fire, vehicle extrication, and urban search and rescue exercises. In addition, the TVF&R trainers taught courses on CPR/First Aid and incident command systems. Training such as this between the Oregon National Guard and first responders enhances the Guard's ability to support local communities when disasters strike.

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Oregon Army National Guard Sgt. Thomas Pettit of Goldendale, Wash. extinguishes a surface fire at the Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue Training Center in Sherwood Mar. 10. Sixty soldiers of Oregon's 141st Brigade Support Battalion received hands-on training in live fire, vehicle extrication, and urban search and rescue exercises. In addition, the TVF&R trainers taught courses on CPR/First Aid and incident command systems. Training such as this between the Oregon National Guard and first responders enhances the Guard's ability to support local communities when disasters strike.

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Oregon Army National Guard Sgt. Thomas Pettit of Goldendale, Wash. hunkers down to get the upper hand on a fire burning at the Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue Training Center in Sherwood Mar. 10. Sixty soldiers of Oregon's 141st Brigade Support Battalion received hands-on training in live fire, vehicle extrication, and urban search and rescue exercises. In addition, the TVF&R trainers taught courses on CPR/First Aid and incident command systems. Training such as this between the Oregon National Guard and first responders enhances the Guard's ability to support local communities when disasters strike.
 
 
Contact Info:
 
ORNG
Capt. Mike Braibish
503-932-5805
 
TVF&R
Karen Banks
503-441-9324