06/26/14 - 8:43pm
The classmates took turns in pairs — a leader with a fire extinguisher at the ready and a buddy with a hand on the leader’s shoulder ready to help.
They tested the extinguisher and then called, “Going in,” which each buddy echoed. Awkwardly they shuffled, which allows for better balance, toward a small fuel fire burning in a halved barrel.
When they reached the optimum distance from the fire, the leaders aimed the hose at the base of the flame, squeezed the handle of the extinguisher and swept the hose from side to side.