Firefighter I

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A group of locals stand around a small fire pit outside, but it's not your average weekend island bonfire. Instead of roasting marshmallows or drinking beers around the fire, most of them are dressed in full firefighter gear, waiting for their turn to attack the flames.

 

One after another, they step up with extinguishers. Unalaska Fire Department Captain Ben Knowles offers feedback and instruction.