MOBILE ATTACK —€“ El Dorado Hills Volunteer Firefighters Raymond Phillips, right, and Kyle Mattson, left, practice a “mobile attack,” taking the water to the front line of the fire with the engine trailing behind. Engineer Rob Karnow, center, supervised the crew, with volunteer Jon Dillon, behind engine, bringing up the rear. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts
FAKING IT —€” Village Life reporter Mike Roberts pretends to cut fire lines during the June 25 training exercise in El Dorado Hills. Photo by Division Chief Brad Ballenger
HOT VOLUNTEER —€” Volunteer firefighter Dion Nugent emerges from an "emergency shelter," the mummy-like fire retardant bag each wildland firefighters carries on his belt. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

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