Our October meeting was a treat: a visit to our nearby Station 14 Firehouse, with a tour by Keld Lausten. We learned many amazing things, including the many handy tools behind the multitude of doors on a ladder or pump truck, that a volume of water turns into 1400 times that volume in steam (explosive!), that a ladder truck has no hoses but lots of tools, and that cancer is a big problem for firefighters. We’re sharing some of our photos from the visit on Flickr.

Our thanks to Keld and to Shift Captain Brian Grant for opening their world to us.

Fire Station 14, Martinez CA

Fire Station 14, Martinez CA

Fire Station 14, Martinez CA