It was all metaphorical smoke and nonexistent mirrors at the Storey County Fire Department on Friday as two battalion chief candidates went through four tests. Invisible wind pushed hidden smoke in front of the fire, contained to a wooden sandbox filled with miniature fire trucks, hills, planes and automobiles, but no trains. Behind the mock smoke was a mock fire that threatened to engulf two houses, which it did in the testing scenario. The battalion chief candidates’ day did not start with a wildland fire above the Mark Twain estates. Instead, it started with pass-downs, mere distractions. The tests began …
Storey County battalion chief candidates battle sandbox fires
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